Cathy Come Home released on YouTube

Posted on: 03 August 2016

Written by: Charlie Marshall

Due to phenomenal demand, you can now watch our hit performance of Cathy Come Home at the Barbican in full on YouTube.

To mark our 25th anniversary and 50 years since the premiere of Ken Loach’s seminal film Cathy Come Home, we staged a one-off community ensemble project at the Barbican July, working with more than 20 of our Members, all of whom have experience of homelessness, to bring the story to the stage for the first time.

Alongside 1,400 people in the auditorium, thousands of people tuned in to a live stream of the show on the night. Due to huge public demand in the weeks that have followed, we have now released the filmed version on our YouTube channel to allow many more to experience what the Guardian described in its four star review as “remarkable”.

On the night, #CathyComeHome was trending second on Twitter; in no small part thanks to the fascinating post-show discussion which Loach himself joined by BBC journalist Samira Ahmed, our Artistic Director and Founder Adrian Jackson, Shelter's CEO Campbell Robb, Mercury Prize nominated musician Eska and Deputy Mayor for Housing James Murray to discuss the state of homelessness.

You can now catch up on this timely and passionate debate – covering everything from Brexit to Jeremy Corbyn – in a separate video also released today on our YouTube channel. Let us know what you think of both the show and the debate using #CathyComeHome on Twitter. And don’t worry, this is just the start of the conversation. Cathy, our modern reimagining of the powerful story written by award-winning playwright Ali Taylor, will be touring across the UK from October. Book your tickets now here.