This event takes place at Belgrade Theatre Main Stage
“WE’LL CATCH YOU WHEN YOU FALL… FREE HOUSES FOR ALL!”
The world premiere of the brand-new musical from the critically-acclaimed Cardboard Citizens (Cathy, Bystanders) comes to Coventry this October, in co-production with the Belgrade Theatre and Coventry City of Culture Trust.
It’s the 70s and there’s a nationwide housing crisis. John “Mad Dog” Sky is at the helm of the world’s first estate agency for squatters. Lu is hitching from Coventry away from a difficult past towards the bright lights of the city – where punk is just around the corner and anyone can start a band. And Alan & Rosie are plotting to turn their west London neighbourhood into a brand-new nation.
The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency is an inspiring new musical based on the true story of how a small group of revolutionaries proved that real change is really possible.
Based on an original work by Heathcote Williams, written by Coventry-born Sarah Woods, with music by Chumbawamba’s Boff Whalley, and directed by Cardboard Citizens’ founding Artistic Director, Adrian Jackson – the production will also include a choir of local people with experience of homelessness formed in partnership with the Choir with No Name.
Don’t miss out on this year’s must-see musical, part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. It’s time to start the revolution!
Book & Lyrics by Sarah Woods
Music by Boff Whalley
Based on an original work by Heathcote Williams
Directed by Adrian Jackson
Designed by Ruth Sutcliffe
Choreographed by Mark Smith
Casting Director – Debbie O’Brien
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.