St.Petroc's Society in association with Events Truro College present
By Ali Taylor
Following its 5* hit run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cathy heads South West, as part of St Petroc's Society's campaign to highlight homelessness in Cornwall. Cathy tells the story of one woman’s fight for her home, her life and her rights.
Exploring homelessness 50 years on from Cathy Come Home, the seminal Ken Loach film, Cathy is candid, poignant and intimate. It offers a timely reflection on the social and personal impact of spiralling housing costs, gentrification and the challenges of forced relocation.
Cardboard Citizens make theatre which illuminates homelessness and the lives of homeless people, revealing truth and sometimes beauty.
The performance will include an interactive style debate in classic Forum Theatre style.
Forum Theatre is a style of theatre that empowers the audience to change the outcome and have their say on one of society’s most topical subjects today meaning every performance will be a completely unique experience. Audience will be encouraged to suggest different actions and outcomes for the narrative, helping to actively engage with the issues that the plays presents and change the course of the character’s lives.
Don't worry! Audiences members can be as involved as they decide, whether choosing to get up on stage and act themselves or just sit back and watch as the story is rewritten in front of their eyes.
"A harrowing, emotional piece... essential viewing. Gripping, soul-wrenching stuff" Scottish Mail on Sunday
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