8 Feb 2024

Adrian Jackson on his career creating theatre with the homeless

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 8 February 2024

Three decades ago Adrian Jackson founded a theatre company in London called Cardboard Citizens, with a mission of creating theatre projects with - and for - people experiencing homelessness. The company is still going strong and it takes its Forum Theatre pieces to theatres, hostels, prisons and other community venues around the country.

Adrian was awarded an MBE for his services to the arts in 2018. He's stepped back from Cardboard Citizens, but that's left room for new projects - including one he's bringing to the Auckland Arts Festival. It's called Not King Lear - and it's been created in conjunction with the Hobson Street Theatre Company.

He joins Kathryn to explain what audiences can expect.

Image from Not King Lear, by the Hobson Street Theatre Company and Adrian Jackson.

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