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Cathy – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Adrian Jackson Writer: Ali Taylor Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald To commemorate 50 years since the release of Ken Loach’s Cathy Come Home and on their 25th anniversary, Cardboard Citizens theatre company revive Ali Taylor’s Cathy. After an unexpected visit from her new landlord, Cathy quickly finds herself possessing only the clothes she has stuffed in the bag carried by her ...

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NEWS: Deena Payne to star in Wolverhampton Grand’s second in-house production, Ladies’ Day

Wolverhampton Grand today made the first cast announcement for their forthcoming in-house production, Ladies’ Day. The theatre announced that Deena Payne, best known for playing Viv Hope in Emmerdale and being one of the longest-serving cast members in the show's history having starred for 18 years, will play Pearl - one of the four leading ladies. Payne’s previous theatre credits ...

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Cathy – Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

woman clearly upset poiting at someone out of shot

Writer: Ali Taylor Director: Adrian Jackson Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Inspired by Ken Loach’s seminal 1966 film Cathy Come Home and reimagined for the present day, Ali Taylor’s Cathy tells the story of a hard-working mum’s descent into destitution and homelessness, and of a system that seems to work against her rather than for her benefit. The eponymous Cathy (Cathy Owens) ...

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Cathy – mac Birmingham

Cathy from Cardboard Citizens

Writer: Ali Taylor Director: Adrian Jackson Reviewer:  Mattie Bagnall It has been over fifty years since the BBC television play Cathy Come Home first told the compelling story of Cathy losing her livelihood as she was forced onto the streets. Many of these issues still remain in modern day society. Ali Taylor’s latest play brings Cathy Come Home into 2017 ...

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Cathy – BikeShed Theatre, Exeter

Cathy and Danielle

Written: Ali Taylor  Directed: Adrian Jackson Reviewer: Bethan Highgate-Betts  This year sees 25 years of Cardboard Theatre creating thought-provoking performances with and for homeless people. Touring theatres, hostels, day centres and prisons their latest offering, Cathy, is a hard-hitting look at just how easy it is to fall between the cracks. Inspired by Ken Loach’s award-winning film Cathy Come Home, Cathy tells the story of one ...

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Glasshouse – Z-Arts, Manchester

Written by Kate Tempest Directed by Adrian Jackson Reviewed by Katherine Kirwin Cardboard Citizens isa company dedicated to using Forum Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed to make life-changing theatre inspired by and incorporating experiences of homelessness. They specifically employ actors who have experience of homelessness and enable participants of their workshops and shows to develop skills and confidence. Their ...

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Glasshouse – Curve, Leicester

Writer: Kate Tempest Director: Adrian Jackson Reviewer: Rosanna Sloan Cardboard Citizens is a unique theatre company that uses forum theatre in an attempt to tackle a wealth of difficult issues in their plays from drug use, to domestic violence to unemployment to making the audience debate “what would you do” in that situation. Forum theatre was created by Brazilian theatre ...

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Glasshouse – Roundhouse, London

Writer: Kate Tempest Director: Adrian Jackson Reviewer: Lettie Mckie [rating:3] This month several London venues are presenting a public showcase of Glasshouse by the prolific Kate Tempest produced by theatre company Cardboard Citizens. Cardboard Citizens work with homeless people in diverse ways to help transform their lives. In this production all the actors have experience of living on the street ...

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