IT SHOULDN'T BE LIKE THIS!
This project deals with the current homeless/housing crisis - 60 years on from ‘Cathy Come Home’ written by Jeremy Sandford during November1963.
We are indebted to those inspirational people who have talked to us from the Soup Run, Plymouth Access to Housing, Shekinah, and The Big Issue.
The play is based on careful research and interviews although our characters are fictional.
“IT SHOULDN’T BE LIKE THIS” is inspired by some of the stories we have been told about, and by, those who find themselves without a basic human right- a safe, secure and affordable place to call ‘home’.
The 5 characters are fictional, but their situations are not. This year, the number of people sleeping rough in Plymouth has increased by 15%. The play aims to recognise the work of charities and organisations working in our city under the ‘Alliance’ to render homelessness a rare, quickly solved, and unrepeatable state.
The performance is about 70 minutes and free, but donations are encouraged for those charities and organisations working with the homeless and vulnerable in Plymouth.
We have already raised £600 for charities working with the homeless and vulnerable in Plymouth, so if you haven't seen the play so far, don't miss out, catch us at one of these venues -
WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER – STOKE COMMUNITY CENTRE PL2 1BJ – 7pm
FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER – LEADWORKS PL1 1TP – 7pm
WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER - PLYMOUTH CENTRAL LIBRARY PL1 1HZ - 7pm
Performance Photographs - November 2023
“The Streets of Plymouth” which is used in the performance, was created and performed by Caroline Howard and Geoff Preece. It was inspired by Ralph McTell’s 1969 ballad “The Streets of London.”
The backdrop was created by Mary Toon and Anna Christie.