Following its hugely successful 2016-2017 tour, Cathy returns for a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Settled …. Until suddenly you’re not…
Candid, poignant and intimate, this five star hit play (The Stage, The Upcoming & The Reviews Hub) by award winning playwright Ali Taylor (Cotton Wool, OVERSPILL, Fault Lines) is a powerful and timely reflection on the social and personal impact of spiralling housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of the forced relocation.
Exploring resonances in today’s society with the story told in the ground-breaking Ken Loach film, Cathy Come Home, 50 years ago, Cathy is directed by Cardboard Citizens' Artistic Director Adrian Jackson and features its original critically acclaimed cast: Alex Jones, Amy Loughton, Cathy Owen and Hayley Wareham.
While the tour featured a Forum Theatre section, following the performance of the play in Edinburgh, audiences will experience a similar style of interactive theatre called Legislative Theatre. This will offer audiences a chance to voice their opinion at every performance, take action, express their views and contribute to the proposal of new housing laws. The new format follows the high-profile performance of Cathy at the House of Lords earlier this year when the company presented to MPs the top five housing laws suggested by audiences on the UK tour.