New tour to hostels and prisons - Rising

Posted on: 09 October 2018

Written by: Tom Davies

Cardboard Citizens will tour a new Forum Theatre play by playwright Femi Keeling to hostels, prisons, day centres, refuges, and youth centres across London throughout November.

Rising inviteRising is the story of Terrence, who has just been released after a short prison sentence – he’s full of hope, but faced with battles against the system and demons from his past, he’s on the edge. He’s moving on, but is he moving in the right direction?

The narrative explores many of the challenges facing people released from prison, including applying for Universal Credit, the difficult choices they may have to think about making as a result, and the shocking ease with which someone may face homelessness.

The audience will then be empowered through Forum Theatre to change the outcome, voice their opinion, and change the course of Terrence's life.

The cast is Shona Babayemi, Carrie Rock, Greg Shewring and Andre Skeete, and the production will be directed by Stuart Mullins, Associate Director of Cardboard Citizens.

Rising will tour to around ten hostels and three prisons in London. It will also be performed at the With One Voice Summit in Manchester at the Royal Exchange Theatre, and at London City Hall, for the office of the Mayor of London.

The City Hall performance will be livestreamed from the Mayor of London's website on 27th November: