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Award-winning theatre company Cardboard Citizens will revive its critically acclaimed production of Cathy at Soho Theatre for three weeks from 27 March - 14 April, alongside other UK dates this spring. The tour will culminate in a one week run at London's Albany Theatre from 1 - 5 May. The Soho Theatre run will give audiences the first chance to see the play as a stand-alone piece with the remaining dates offering an interactive forum. Inspired by Ken Loach and Jeremy Sandford's ground-breaking film Cathy Come Home, the production continues Cardboard Citizens' exploration of the state of housing and homelessness. This powerful and emotive play, by award-winning playwright Ali Taylor (Goth Weekend, Cotton Wool, OVERSPILL) and directed by Cardboard Citizens' Artistic Director Adrian Jackson, imagines a Cathy for the modern age. Based on true stories, the timely drama explores the impact of spiralling social housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of forced relocation through the compelling story of one family. Its story has proved so pertinent, the production was invited to play at both the House of Lords and as part of the Labour Party Conference. Adrian Jackson, Cardboard Citizens' Artistic Director said: "Cathy speaks to an issue which just becomes more and more urgent - with rental costs way beyond many people's reach and still far too little social housing available, where will we live? I am glad London audiences will have another chance to see the play and I hope it will contribute to the debate about how we will solve our housing crisis." David Morrissey, Cardboard Citizens' Ambassador, said: "I have had the pleasure of watching performances by Cardboard Citizens and the quality of the work is outstanding. This is theatre that can really change minds and I'm thrilled that more audiences in London and across the UK will have the chance to see Cathy; a show that has the potential to make a huge difference." The original cast reprising their roles will be: Alex Jones, Amy Loughton, Cathy Owen and Hayley Wareham. Cathy first premiered in October 2016 at London's Pleasance Theatre before visiting theatres, prisons and hostels around the UK. Most recently, the production had an acclaimed five star run at Edinburgh Festival 2017.

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The Albany Theatre

Address
Douglas Way
Deptford
SE8 4AG
Telephone:
0208692 4446
Website
http://www.thealbany.org.uk

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