Talks and Events
The team behind Cathy discuss the inspiration and making of the show.
SETTLED... UNTIL SUDDENLY YOU’RE NOT
She’s lived on the estate for 40 years: it’s her home and nobody can take that away… can they?
Exploring homelessness 50 years on from Cathy Come Home, the seminal Ken Loach film, Cathy is candid, poignant and intimate. It offers a timely reflection on the social and personal impact of spiralling housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of forced relocation.
‘Utterly convincing…excellent.’★★★★ Independent
Following its five star hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Cathy returns to London.
Cardboard Citizens make theatre which illuminates homelessness and the lives of homeless people, revealing truth and sometimes beauty.
Audio Described performance: Tue 10 Apr
Captioned performance: Wed 11 Apr
Q&A with director Adrian Jackson (Artistic Director of Cardboard Citizens) and cast: Sat 31 March
'A harrowing, emotional piece... essential viewing. Gripping, soul-wrenching stuff.'
'Astonishingly raw…A reminder that behind every last stat or column inch, there’s a very real human situation.'
'Visceral... perfectly pitched. If Cathy Come Home is updated again in 50 years’ time, let’s hope it has a happier ending. And if so, this play will certainly have made a contribution.'
'A stunningly good performance... This excellent show leaves you buzzing with thoughts.'