WE ARE ALL MISFITS
by Penny Cliff
48-49 Tanner St, London
Directed by Terry O’Leary, With Cardboard Citizens’ Actors from Street2Stage
Designer Lucy Sierra, Lighting Designer Jacob Zwart
Anton Wallich Clifford hatched an audacious plan that would spread across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Recruiting a small platoon of voluntary misfits armed with tea urns, cheese sandwiches and kindness, the Simon Community challenged how society treated its homeless population.
From the diaries and archives of the Simon Community, Cardboard Citizens unravel tales of everyday heroism over five decades of caring with - not for homeless people.
Join us in a beautiful Victorian warehouse in Bermondsey to celebrate the story of this extraordinary community on the eve of its 50th anniversary. Featuring a large ensemble of performers with experience of homelessness from Cardboard Citizens' Street2Stage workshops, We Are All Misfits investigates how we value kindness in a cruel age of measuring and assessing.