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Cardboard Citizens: every person wandering

Sometimes our only way of discovering the lives of people affected by poverty and homelessness is through the public records of the times they might rather forget.

Imagine your story told through all the worst moments in your life.

Sometimes our only way of discovering the lives of people affected by poverty and homelessness is through the public records of the times they might rather forget...

The theatre company Cardboard Citizens join Professor Nick Crowson from the University of Birmingham to become "genealogical detectives" - rooting through newspaper reports and police records to discover the stories of those criminalised for being homeless.

Drawing on historic documents, imagined lives, and personal experience of the struggle for a place to call home, Cardboard Citizens introduce you to the people wandering through history.

Find out more at http://www.cardboardcitizens.org.uk/wandering.

Written and performed by members of Cardboard Citizens, based on the research of Professor Nick Crowson of the University of Birmingham.

Telling the stories are the writers Sasha Winslow, Pixie Maddison and Libby Liburd, with additional material by Jonquil Panting.

The Writers' Circle leader is Lisa Ogun

The performers are Jo Galbraith, Terell Gayle, Jake Goode, Brendan Lyons, K.T. Marsh, David Olapoju, Adar Owuna, Brandon Richards, John Watts, Yvonne Wickham

The Beggar’s Ballad is written and performed by Errol McGlashan

For Cardboard Citizens:
Producers: Claire Gilbert and Clare Robertson
Joint CEOs: Lisa Briscoe and Chris Sonnex
Associate Director: Terry O'Leary
Participation Producer: Kiri Grant
With thanks to Cardboard Citizens members who took part in development: Tim Bennett and Dionne Williams.

Sound design by Jon Nicholls.

Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting, from an original concept by Adrian Jackson.

A Jonx production for BBC Radio 4

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57 minutes

Last on

Sat 19 Feb 2022 15:00

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  • Sat 19 Feb 2022 15:00

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