Cathy Come Home
On Tuesday 5th July, we livestreamed Cardboard Citizens' incredible performance of Cathy Come Home at the Barbican Centre, London. The show runs for approx 1 hour 10 minutes and is directly followed by a panel debate asking the question: "Homelessness 50 years on: what's changed?" including an appearance from the legendary filmmaker Ken Loach.
This one off event marked 50 years since award winning film maker Ken Loach’s BBC production of Jeremy Sandford’s drama about a young family's slide into homelessness. The film 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. This first ever theatrical production features more than 20 of their Members, all of whom have experienced homelessness.
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