Making an event of theatre
Cardboard Citizens has mounted a number of medium to large-scale theatre productions which we have called Event Theatre. These have often been site-specific, and/or collaborations with other larger organisations, from the Royal Shakespeare Company to the English National Opera.
Ordinary people, big impact
In pieces such as the award-winning Mincemeat, or A Few Man Fridays, Cardboard Citizens has tackled large historical themes, telling important untold stories of the little man or woman in big history – from a World War II espionage operation to the eviction of an island race.
Sometimes these productions have intertwined existing classic texts with contemporary documentary – featuring for instance the testimony of refugees in a production of Pericles, or video of the Moleman of Hackney in a production of Timon Of Athens. All this work fits with Cardboard Citizens’ broader mission of using theatre to ask questions of individual, society and nation, why are things the way they are and how could they be better.