We're off to the Edinburgh Festival!

Posted on: 28 July 2017

Written by: Charlie Marshall

Next week we head to the Edinburgh Festival for the first time in our 25 year history with our hit production Cathy following its acclaimed UK tour.

It’s been a busy few weeks at Cardboard Citizens HQ in preparation and tickets are selling fast, in part due to the support of Shelter Scotland who have been helping to spread the word about our £1 tickets.

As with all our productions and thanks to the support of the Pleasance Theatre, we will be offering an allocation of our tickets to homeless, ex-homeless and at risk people for just £1. Many organisations and charities have already booked to bring groups of their service users. We will also be doing a number of workshops with hostels and homeless organisations in the area.

Speaking about their pledge to help as many homeless people as possible have access to the £1 tickets, Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Cardboard Citizens’ run during this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe – especially as they are presenting their acclaimed Cathy production. For Shelter Scotland the original Cathy Come Home depicts all too clearly the human tragedy and suffering caused by bad housing and homelessness that was  – and still is  – being faced by thousands of people in Scotland."

Every full price ticket booked helps us to be able to offer these subsidised tickets, so if you are planning a trip to the Festival, get your ticket for the show now here. If you’re not but would still like to support us, donate £10 here and you could help people see the show for £1 this summer.

Cathy plays at the Pleasance Dome from 2 to 26 August (not 9, 14 or 21 August) and tickets start from £6.50. Read this feature by Fest Magazine to find out more.