Cathy


Ali Taylor's play Cathy, created for Cardboard Citizens in 2016, explores the resonances of the film today in the light of the current crisis in housing costs and the consequences of gentrification.
Exterior photo of RADA, London.

Peter Brown - December 2014


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: RADA
Started: Tuesday 16 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 27 October 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Rosie Jones trained at RADA, and now works as an actor and director.


She directs regularly at the Rose Theatre Kingston, with a new adaptation of Hansel and Gretel opening later this year.


Rosie has directed several shows for the RADA Festival, she assisted Prasanna Puwanarajah on Journey's End last term, and is currently in post-production for her latest film The Christmas Bull.


Synopsis


50 years ago Ken Loach's ground-breaking Cathy Come Home shocked the UK with its portrayal of homelessness and poverty.


Ali Taylor's play Cathy, created for Cardboard Citizens in 2016, explores the resonances of the film today in the light of the current crisis in housing costs and the consequences of gentrification.


As Cathy desperately struggles to hold onto a life for her and her teenage daughter, she is launched into a nightmare downward spiral that shines a stark light on exploitative landlords and an underfunded social housing system.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
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London WC1E 7JN

Box office tel: 020 7908 4800

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 16 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 27 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑15pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm

Friday ‑ 7‑15pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-15pm (27 Oct)

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:

£12


£6 RADA Alumni


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Cast


Victor Alli - Jay / Reg / Gary / Peter / Glen

Liadán Dunlea - Danielle

Emma Ernest - Shania / Sal / Anja / Karen

Katie Smale - Cathy


Creatives


Author: Ali Taylor
Director: Rosie Jones
Set designer: Anna Cierpial
Costume designer: Hannah Driver
Production: RADA Productions

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