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A Few Man Fridays

February 11th 2012


Cardboard Citizens’ latest production is running until 10 March at the Riverside Studios, with discounted tickets available to readers - there are £1 tickets for people with experience of homelessness.

The play is A Few Man Fridays, the story of which revolves around the events that lead to the entire population of a chain of tropical islands, the Chagos Archipelago, being made homeless and the result of this action.

The action centres on the individuals involved in the decision making and islanders, revealing the thinking behind the expulsion from their homes of a people described by the Foreign Office in 1966 as “a few Tarzans and Men Fridays.”

Adrian Jackson’s play - he wrote and directed it - stretches from the Cold War to the days of global warming.

The press release from Cardboard Citizens explains: “The Chagos Archipelago is a British colonial possession of 60 unspoilt ‘desert islands’ in the Indian Ocean. Between 1967 and 1973 the British Government forcibly deported all 2,000 residents to make way for a US military base in return for a place at the power table and cut price Polaris missiles.

“The Chagossians were dumped in Mauritius and the Seychelles and some, having arrived at Gatwick, settled in Crawley near London. They have been fighting for their right to return ever since.” Running until 10 March, the play is at the Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, London, W6 9RL

• Tickets and times are available from Riverside Studios box office on 020 8237 1111 or go to their website:


February 2012



Birmingham man charged with homeless murder

Coventry City Council rubber-stamps cuts disguised as freezes

Birmingham winter shelter pilot

Homelessness on the rise in Nottingham

Christmas shelter welcomes homeless

Sleeping out for St Basil’s

Budget cuts threaten Scots homeless charity

‘Commonwealth grandmother’ still homeless

Pets need homes too, urges charity

Land of the free, homes for the brave

Government urged to make homelessness act a reality

New movie honours Scot who served homeless veterans

Behind a name

A Few Man Fridays

Hull in a handcart

Rough sleepers predicted to live longer - 47 is the new 42

Former US Marine arrested for homeless stabbing

Homeless people offered Spanish getaway

Funding boost for hostels

Bones in Bath wood

The target year - an end to rough sleeping in 2012

Hungary outlaws homelessness

Hungary outlaws homelessness

Nottingham hotline

Man dies on Ilford street

Stay safe!

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