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Glasshouse: Cardboard Citizens Theatre Company, Kate Tempest
'So here we are, today, a day when everything comes to a head.
All I wanted was to change my life, but life changed me instead.'
Glasshouse is a story about family and how hard it can be to keep loving. Three short stories take you into the minds of three members of the same family – fragile as any of us, people who've given up on their dreams. They fail to stay together and struggle to survive apart. Framed by Kate Tempest's haunting poetry, the plays draws us into a dark and gritty London illuminated by moments of unexpected tenderness.
This is not theatre as you know it. Forum Theatre invites the audience to stop the action in the second part of the evening and come on stage and rehearse alternative scenarios to lead to positive changes.
'Cardboard Citizens is a theatre company that must surely rank as being amongst the most genuinely life-changing in the UK' (What's On Stage).
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This event takes place at The Roundhouse, which has achieved Gold Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Cardboard Citizens has been making life-changing theatre with homeless and marginalised people for over twenty years.
The Company employs actors with experience of homelessness to perform plays inspired by the experiences of homeless people. Cardboard Citizens is one of the world's leading practitioners of Forum Theatre.
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Kate Tempest is a published playwright, poet and recording artist. Her playwriting credits include Wasted (Paines Plough) Brand New Ancients (BAC) and Glasshouse (Cardboard Citizens). She has written poetry for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Barnado’s, Channel 4 and the BBC. She has worked with Amnesty International to create a schools pack helping secondary school children write their own protest songs.
Kate is two times slam winner at the prestigious Nu-Yorican poetry cafe in New York and she has played all the major UK and European music festivals either solo or with her band Sound Of Rum. Her poetry book/CD/DVD package Everything Speaks In Its Own Way was published on her own imprint Zingaro in 2012.
Kate's Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album, ‘Everybody Down’, was recorded in London and released in May 2014 on Big Dada. Each track on the album correlates with a chapter in her forthcoming debut novel, ‘The Bricks That Built The Houses’.
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