An immediate, immersive experience that will change the way you think about young people in care and beyond.

Curious Monkey, in association with Northern Stage

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Leaving, by Paddy Campbell and directed by Amy Golding, tells the real stories of care leavers and their experiences at the pivotal moment when they leave care. It also gives voice to those working within the system from staff in children’s homes to MPs and policy makers.

Using the young people’s own words, an ensemble of five actors and an award- winning creative team test the boundaries of verbatim theatre to bring these real voices to the stage – their joys and their struggles. 

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“Warmly-performed, effective and compassionate verbatim theatre” ★★★★ The Stage


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area.

Buggy parking is available within Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151. 

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Leaving - Curious Monkey