Cathy Live sparks global conversation

Posted on: 19 January 2017

Written by: Charlie Marshall

Last night we live streamed our performance of Cathy from Cast in Doncaster and audiences from across the world tuned in to join a virtual #CathyLive discussion.

Via an online comments board and an incredible Twitter conversation – #CathyLive was trending throughout – virtual audiences from countries including Australia, Israel, America and, of course, the UK, sparked a global conversation about the timely housing issues Ali Taylor’s play explores.

Cathy is a forum theatre piece, meaning the second act encourages the audience to suggest how the characters’ could change their outcomes, often even coming on stage to act out their suggested scene changes. For this one off special show, the virtual audience were also given their chance to affect the action of stage, with their suggestions fed back to the company live on stage.

At every performance we are also collecting audience members ideas for changes to legislation to help the housing crisis, which got Twitter talking #CathyLaws

There are now just three weeks left to catch Cathy on tour around the UK. Visit our Cathy page for dates and venues.