Kirsty Taylor – Cashy C’s: The Musical [2022]


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         Cashy C’s: The Musical

         Kirsty Taylor

         October 6 2022

         PBK: £10.99

        ISBN: 978 1 913917 26 5   

        164 pages • 216 x 138 • Play Script & 12 Poems

         Market: General/trade

         Genre: Poetry Collection

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Cashy C’s: The Musical is Kirsty Taylor’s witty and poignant debut play, set in a recreated pawnbroker shop in Bradford. The musical uses rap and bassline to tell the stories of people who live hand-to-mouth, trading in a kettle on Monday and buying it back on Friday because they really need a fiver.

Kirsty depicts the effects of real life poverty in contemporary Britain with sharp wit and true compassion. Expect karaoke machines, mobility scooters and a proper night out with a high-energy ensemble cast. This is a story of our time, a story of struggle and perseverance created by and for working-class people.

Also included are several of Kirsty’s spoken word poems on similar themes.

‘Brilliant, authentic writing from a rising star. A lyrical celebration of human resilience and dark humour in the face of grinding poverty.’ – Kevin Fegan


Kirsty Taylor is a writer and educator inspired by her beloved hometown Bradford. She began writing in her early twenties after finding her passion for story telling through poetry and has performed all over the country telling tales about people, class and the realities of Broken Britain. Kirsty was a BBC Verb New Voice in 2017 and was awarded the Apples and Snakes/Jerwood Arts Poetry in Performance in 2020. She is the creator of the imitable Front Room Poetry, which takes nanna style living rooms and world class poets to unusual settings such as car parks and housing estates.