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We are proud to present a theatrical re-staging of Cathy Come Home.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this seminal film, in our own 25th anniversary year, we will visit the Barbican for a one night only event not to be missed.
Tuesday 5th July, 7:30pm - Barbican Centre
In 1966, award winning film maker Ken Loach’s BBC production of Jeremy Sandford’s drama about a young family's slide into homelessness became a defining cultural landmark, demonstrating the power of art to effect social and political change. It caused huge controversy and led to public outrage at the state of housing in Britain and profoundly influenced the founding and development of several homeless charities, including Shelter and Crisis.
50 years on, Cardboard Citizens' Community Ensemble occupies the Barbican stage to revive Cathy’s story with its unique theatrical flair, provoking yet more debate - Homelessness 50 years on -what's changed?
In doing so, in its 25th year, Cardboard Citizens showcases its own vision: a world in which theatre illuminates homelessness and the lives of homeless people, revealing truth and sometimes beauty, offering a space for debate, in which there is a home for all.
The panel includes legendary filmmaker Ken Loach, BBC journalist Samira Ahmed, Shelter's CEO Campbell Robb, our Artistic Director and Founder Adrian Jackson, Mercury Prize nominated musician Eska and Deputy Mayor for Housing James Murray.
If you would like to donate a ticket for one of our Members to enjoy the show too, please get in touch with Vicky by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are working in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising and Fundraising Convention 2016.