A celebration of The Simon Community’s 50th birthday
Written by Penny Cliff
Directed by Terry O’Leary
With Cardboard Citizens’ Actors from Street2Stage
Design: Lucy Sierra
Music: Reynaldo Young
Choreography: Sarah Levinsky
Lighting: Jacob Zwart
Stage Management: Abby Berridge
Dates: 19th and 20th Dec 2013
Times: 3pm and 7:30pm
Location: 47/49 Tanner Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3PL, Click here for a map.
Price: Pay What You Think
In 1963 the USA was racing to the moon, Cliff Richards was on his summer holiday and London was swinging. Amongst flower children, squats and street marches, a new kind of radicalism was born.
Anton Wallich Clifford hatched an audacious plan that would spread across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Recruiting a small platoon of voluntary misfits armed with tea urns, cheese sandwiches and kindness, the Simon Community challenged how society treated its homeless population.
From the diaries and archives of the Simon Community, Cardboard Citizens unravel tales of everyday heroism over five decades of caring with - not for homeless people.
Join us in a beautiful Victorian warehouse in Bermondsey to celebrate the story of this extraordinary community on the eve of its 50th anniversary. Featuring a large ensemble of performers with experience of homelessness from Cardboard Citizens' Street2Stage workshops, We Are All Misfits investigates how we value kindness in a cruel age of measuring and assessing.
Cardboard Citizens is an award-winning theatre company that changes the lives of homeless and at-risk people through theatre and the performing arts. We Are All Misfits features many first-time performers from the Company’s theatre workshops. The Simon Community and Cardboard Citizens have come together for this special occasion to challenge perceptions and promote shared values around homelessness.
With special thanks to 47/49 Tanner Street for supporting Cardboard Citizens.