Cathy Come Home

This was a staged version of Cathy Come Home, Ken Loach’s seminal television play which touched the hearts of millions. Created with a twenty-strong community cast of Cardboard Citizens Members, who had their own experience of homelessness, this piece reflected on a moment when art became a powerful tool to effect change. 50 years on from this pioneering docu-drama being aired on tv, highlighting the plight of the homeless, this staged production also asked – what’s changed?

Credits

  • EAdaptation and Direction: Tony McBride
  • EChoreography and Movement Direction: Sarah Levinsky
  • EMusic: Reynaldo Young
  • EDesign: Joanna Layla

Sarah Levinsky’s choreography, evocative while keeping individual moves simple, allow the entire cast to deliver a powerful couple of dance numbers.

The Reviews Hub

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Whether or not art changes anything is open to debate but, as this event defiantly proved, it has the capacity to stir hearts and minds.

The Guardian

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