Celebrities in a spin for Shelter première

Mike Fielding, who plays Naboo the Shaman in BBC2 comedy The Mighty Boosh, spins disks for Shelter at a grime meets glamour screening of Trapped, a 21st-century remake of Cathy Come Home, the TV drama that brought the issue of homelessness into the public consciousness in the 60s.

Mike Fielding, who plays Naboo the Shaman in BBC2 comedy The Mighty Boosh
Mike Fielding, who plays Naboo the Shaman in BBC2 comedy The Mighty Boosh
The short film stars Patsy Palmer as Lynn, a married mother of two struggling to get by in a damp and overcrowded flat. Her children are ill, her son Jack is sharing his parents’ bed and her marriage is hanging by a thread.

The web-based film stops at pivotal moments for the viewer to take action from a menu of options. Only once viewers have made a decision – such as whether to clean the damp or call the doctor – does the story continue.

For the première at Wilton’s Music Hall in east London, Shelter rolled out a grubby red carpet and served pie and mash to celebrity supporters to emphasise its message that overcrowding affects families, education and health.

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