Jackie Hagan: This Is Not A Safe Space

Benefit cuts are hitting disabled people the hardest. Half of people in poverty are disabled or live with a disabled person. The future looks grim, so how can we get people to sit up, listen and care and not keel over with empathy-fatigue?

Award-winning poet and theatre maker Jackie Hagan’s way has been to make a new solo show that features the real voices of proper skint disabled people she knows. Jackie has conducted interviews with people from all over the country living on the fringes and the spaces in between. These are not sob stories - they are well rounded lives full of the spiky humour and the complicated weirdness of being human. Jackie weaves these narratives together with poetry and anecdotes, celebrating the weird, the wonky, the unruly, and the resilient.

Expect audience interaction, DIY puppetry, poetic comedy, comedic poetry, and one underclass amputee steering the show.

Skelmersdale native Jackie Hagan is a Lancashire favourite. She has previously wowed local audiences with appearances at the Morecambe Fringe and at Hear Me Roar festival.

Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England. Supported with funding from BlueSCI Wellbeing, Contact and Full Circle Arts. Produced by Big Feast.

Event Details

Approx 55 mins

Jackie Hagan:

Show Information

8pm, Wednesday 14 November 2018
Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster
Unreserved Seating
55mins. 12yrs+
01524 594151 

Book Tickets / Event Times

November 2018
Wed 14
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Main show photograph for Jackie Hagan's production