Cardboard Citizens has been making life-changing theatre with and for homeless people for 25 years, telling stories that need to be told through theatre performed on the stage, in the street, in hostels, centres and prisons. A creative hub for excluded people, these stories help the tellers get a handle on their lives while our workshops, training, support and progression grow confidence, community and skills. Renowned for our Forum Theatre and storytelling expertise, our productions, training and consultancy draw people from across the globe to share in the surprising power of theatre.
Fresh from the sell-out tour of Cathy, a group of Cardboard Citz performers will squat in London's The Bunker to present a playful exploration of housing from the slums of Victorian London to the madness of London today from 17 April to 13 May.
An immersive multi-story speculation on need, greed and good intentions, Home Truths is revealed through the world premieres of nine short plays by some of the UK’s most exciting playwrights.
Cardboard Citizens tells stories that need to be told. Stories from other worlds, stories that help their tellers get a handle on their lives.
Our brand new Forum Theatre show Cathy will be touring theatres, hostels, prisons and day centres across England from autumn 2016 to spring 2017. Candid, poignant and intimate, this new play by award winning playwright Ali Taylor (Cotton Wall, OVERSPILL) offers a timely reflection on the social and personal impact of spiralling housing costs, gentrification and forced relocation away from London. This will explore resonances in today’s society inspired by the story told 50 years ago in the ground-breaking Ken Loach film, Cathy Come Home.