Cardboard Citizens’ Home Truths season announced

Posted on: 10 February 2017

Written by: Charlie Marshall

Cardboard Citizens will take over The Bunker theatre in April for Home Truths, an exciting three week season exploring the history of housing from the slums of Victorian London to the madness of London today.

Home Truths: An Incomplete History Of Housing Told In Nine Plays will run at The Bunker in London from 17 April to 13 May and feature world premières from nine incredible playwrights: Sonali Bhattacharyya, Lin Coghlan, EV Crowe, Anders Lustgarten, Stef Smith, Nessah Muthy, Chris O’Connell, David Watson and Heathcote Williams with Sarah Woods.

Directed by our Artistic Director Adrian Jackson and Associate Director Caitlin McLeod, the nine plays will be split into three standalone Cycles (three short plays per Cycle). Discounts are available for anyone who wants to book for two or more Cycles.

We’re also hugely excited to announce that you’ll have the chance to see all nine plays in one day with Triple Bill performances taking place on 29 April and 13 May. We promise you, this is a theatrical sit in you won’t want to miss….

Speaking about the season, Adrian commented: “My hope is that Home Truths will offer, through the kaleidoscope of history, a glimpse of what is happening now. This season of short plays will, by reference to notable historical events and periods, give our audience a fresh perspective on what is happening now, in the phenomenon commonly known as ‘the housing crisis’. And perhaps give us some glimpse of how we might find our way out of this mess.”

Historical events covered include the ravages of Rachmanism in the 1950s to Heathcote Williams’ incredible true story about when he set up an ‘estate agency’ to help homeless people find homes in the 1970s, taking audiences bang up to the date to look at the mess we now find ourselves in.

Home Truths tickets are available to book now from just £10 and you can read full synopses of all the plays on The Bunker website. For a full introduction to our ambitious, playful and immersive season, find out more from directors Adrian and Caitlin in the video below.



With thanks to

Arts Council England Lottery funded