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The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency

The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency

Co-Produced by Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Cardboard Citizens and Coventry UK City of Culture Sat 9 to Sat 16 Oct 2021
  • Musicals

This event takes place at Belgrade Theatre Main Stage

Everyone needs a home –and sometimes you have to bend the rules to get one.

Based on a true story from the 1970s, this new musical tells the story of the workings of the world’s first ‘estate agency for squatters’ and the foundation of a new nation, Frestonia. A heart-warming story of making community, DIY bands and radical activism, enlivened by a chorus of Coventry citizens who have experienced homelessness.

The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency will fill the Belgrade with do-it-yourself positivity that shows that real change is really possible.

Book & Lyrics by Sarah Wood
Music by Boff Whalley
Based on an original work by Heathcote Williams
Directed by Adrian Jackson
Designed by Ruth Sutcliffe
Choreographed by Mark Smith

Cardboard Citizens has been making life-changing theatre with and for homeless and marginalised people for 30 years. Founded by Artistic Director Adrian Jackson the company has developed into a national and international authority on homelessness and the arts. Cardboard Citizens aims to raise awareness, increase understanding and inspire change around housing and homelessness in individuals and in wider society, through theatre and performance-based workshops.

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