Cathy toured theatres, hostels, prisons and day centres across England from October 2016 to February 2017. If you'd like to see our work in 2017, read about our Home Truths season here.
Settled …. Until suddenly you’re not…
Candid, poignant and intimate, this four star hit new play (The Stage, The Upcoming & The Reviews Hub) by award winning playwright Ali Taylor (Cotton Wool, OVERSPILL, Fault Lines) offers a timely reflection on the social and personal impact of spiralling housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of the forced relocation away from London.
Acclaimed Theatre Company Cardboard Citizens presents this powerful and emotive Forum Theatre show, exploring resonances in today’s society with the story told in the ground-breaking Ken Loach film, Cathy Come Home, 50 years ago.
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Forum Theatre is an interactive style of theatre which empowers the audience to change the outcome – every show is a unique experience. After watching the play, you’ll have the chance to voice your opinion and offer ideas which might change the course of the characters’ lives. Or, if you choose, just sit back and watch as the story is rewritten live in front of your eyes.
Previous dates of Cathy included: Pleasance, London; Nottingham Playhouse; Old Fire Station, Oxford; Trinity, Bristol; Clifftown Theatre, Southend; Hat Factory, Luton; Peterborough Key Theatre; Abbey Theatre, St Albans; Mercury Theatre, Colchester; Quarterhouse, Kent; Bike Shed, Exeter; Rosehill on the Road, Cumbria; Crucible Studio, Sheffield; Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; Northern Stage, Newcastle; Cast, Doncaster; mac Birmingham; HMP Pentonville, London; White Rock Theatre, Hastings; HMP Thameside; HMP Wormwood Scrubs; Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset; Warwick Arts Centre; Theatre Royal Wakefield; The Civic, Barnsley; St.Helens Central Library, Merseyside & Lady Chapel, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
Feedback form prize draw terms and conditions: Where advertised, everyone who completes and returns a Cathy feedback form or completes it online by 11 February will be entered into a prize draw to win £100 of Theatre Tokens. The winner will be chosen at random following the completion of the Cathy UK tour. Prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered. If there is no response from the winner within seven days, the promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to an alternative person.