5 (1) · Contemporary, Fringe TheatreNew Writing

Following its five star hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Cathy returns to London.


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.

Critic reviews

A galvanising update of Cathy Come Home


Bleak and vital look at London life

Evening Standard

Adrian Jackson's production delicately puts across the bleak reality that many people now face, and the performances he draws out are precise, engaging and unrelentingly revealing.

Broadway World

Cathy is an emotional play that is sometimes difficult to watch, but this is a challenging story that needs to be told.

West End Wilma

A call to arms

The Guardian

A powerful update of the classic Ken Loach film from Cardboard Citizens

Time Out

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 27 Mar - Sat 14 Apr, 7.15pm & 3pm


21 Dean St W1D 3NE London, UK · Get Directions

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