Cathy to be live streamed
Posted on: 21 December 2016
Written by: Charlie Marshall
At Cardboard Citizens, we are always striving to make sure as many people as possible can see our work, so we are thrilled to announce Cathy will be the latest of our productions to be live streamed.
You’ll be able to tune in from home (or wherever you like!) on 18 January when the performance of our four star hit show at Cast in Doncaster will be streamed live to people across the world by the brilliant Pilot Theatre.
Visit our Cathy Live page for full details of how you can tune in and, perhaps most importantly, be a part of the conversation during the Forum section of the performance using #CathyLive. We want everyone’s voice to be heard so will be feeding in your comments live to the company on stage.
New dates added for 2017
Cathy began touring in October and has now been seen by a staggering 2,200 people across the country, in hostels, theatres and prisons. We are particularly proud that our £1 ticket initiative has offered vulnerable and homeless people an accessible way to experience this powerful and emotive Forum Theatre piece in each of the theatres we’ve travelled to, with almost 20% of tickets sold at this price.
Following this hugely successful start to the tour, new dates have been added to the 2017 schedule. The show will now also play at:
- The White Rock Theatre, Hastings (pay what you like performances)
- St Helens Library, Merseyside
- At Liverpool’s biggest food bank in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, with all proceeds from the performance being donated to the food bank and homeless charity Shelter
Commenting on the new dates, our Artistic Director Adrian Jackson said, “The reaction to Cathy has been overwhelming, with audiences strongly moved, angry and compassionate in equal measure… We are excited to be able to offer more people the chance to experience Cathy with the announcement of these new dates, offering further opportunities to empower audiences to rehearse changes they would like to see in the world we live in. We are particularly pleased to be supporting Liverpool’s biggest food bank with a fundraising performance on 11 January.”
David Morrissey, award-winning actor and supporter of Cardboard Citizens, said: “Cardboard Citizens do fantastic work for excluded people, and have done for the past 25 years. I’m really pleased the Unity is able to bring the astounding show Cathy to Liverpool, which has suffered a rise in homeless people over the last few years. In addition to a suggested donation to the local foodbank, Hope+, Unity [who are organising the performance] will also be collecting for Shelter, the housing and homeless charity. The charity was established 50 years ago in response to public calls for action following the release of the original TV play, Cathy Come Home. Even after 50 years Ken Loach’s story is still very relevant today so please give generously.”