Jackie Hagan – Some People Have Too Many Legs


  • Touring windowSpring 2015 - Spring 2016
  • CreditsA Contact/NRTF Flying Solo Commission. Made with support from Artsadmin and Arts Council England.
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“Jackie, now you’ve had your leg off you could be a Paralympian!”
“Yeah, just as much as you could be an Olympian, I’m gonna carry on being me…”

In Summer 2013 Rainbow haired comedian Jackie Hagan won a prestigious commission from the National Rural Touring Forum and Contact Theatre (Manchester) to create and tour a solo show, later that week she was suddenly admitted to Manchester Royal Infirmary with a bright white, agonising big toe. Four months later she left hospital with her leg amputated. Her life was completely turned around – for the better.
A theatrical poetic comedy show about making the bad stuff in life work to your advantage.

Jackie Hagan spent the summer of 2013 in hospital, it was a boot-camp in coping and seeing the humour in the dark places. She lost a leg, fell in love and made best friends with a narky old woman called Edna.

Infectiously optimistic, a bit daft, a bit real, featuring special effects and a unicorn.

Written and performed by Jackie Hagan.
Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair.

Winner of Sabotuer Award, ‘Best Spoken Word Show’ 2015.
Winner of a Creative Futures Literary Award 2015

PRESS

‘Heartfelt, hilarious and slightly eccentric’ The Skinny
‘A poetic, playful, psychologically-astute piece of theatre ‘ Sabotage Reviews
‘A powerful story told with wit…without a trace of self-pity’ Manchester Theatre Awards

Tour dates 2015-2016
TOUR DATES 2016

Fri 15 Oct, 7.30pm
Tyneside Women’s Health, Gateshead
www.tynesidewomenshealth.org.uk

Wed 12 Oct, 7.30pm
Colchester Arts Centre
http://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/performance/jackie-hagan-some-people-have-too-many-legs/

Tue 2 Feb, 7pm
Curve Theatre, Leicester
http://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/some-people-have-too-many-legs/

TOUR DATES 2015
Mon 5 Oct, 3.30pm
Festival of Mental Health
Brian Jackson Centre, 2 New North Parade, Huddersfield, HD1 5JP
http://yorkshirechildrenscentre.org.uk/what-we-do/services-centres/brian-jackson-house/

Fri 9 Oct, 7pm
Heysham Library,
396 Heysham Road, Heysham, Morecambe LA3 2BJ. 0300 1236703
http://spotonlancashire.co.uk/venues/heysham-library/

Thu 15 Oct, 6pm
Kirkham Prison Library
Freckleton Road, Kirkham, Lancashire PR4 2RN

Fri 16 Oct, 7.30pm
Skelmersdale Library,
Southway, Skelmersdale, WN8 6RJ.
0300 1236703
http://spotonlancashire.co.uk/venues/skelmersdale-library/

Mon 16 Nov, 8pm
Bristol Old Vic,
King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED.
£7 – 0117 987 7877
http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/toomanylegs.html

Wed 18 Nov
Glan y Mor School,
Heol Elfed, Burry Port Carmarthenshire SA16 0AL
http://www.glanymorschool.co.uk/

Thu 19 Nov
Ysgol Coedcae School,
Trostre Road Llanelli Carmarthenshire SA15 1LJ.
01554 750574
http://www.coedcae.org.uk/

Fri 20 Nov
Valleys Kids,
Soar Centre Tylacelyn Road Penygraig
Tonypandy Rhondda Cynon Taff CF40 1JZ

Wed 25 Nov, 7.30pm
Ludlow Mascall Centre,
Ludlow SY8 1RZ
£8/5 – 08455485449
http://www.artsalive.co.uk/show.aspx?id=1695

Thu 26 Nov
Bedwas High School,
Newport Road Bedwas Caerphilly CF83 8BJ
http://www.bedwashighschool.co.uk/

Fri 6 March 2015, 7.30pm
Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Road, Cardiff CF5 1FH
£6/4 – (029) 21250 566
facebook.com/LlanoverHall/

Tue 10 March 2015, 1pm
The Fallibroome Academy, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4AF
01625 627 258
fallibroome.org.uk

Friday 13 March 2015, 7.30pm
Otley Courthouse, Otley, LS21 3AN
£8/5 – 01943 467466
otleycourthouse.org.uk

Tue 17 March 2015, 6pm
Tuned in, Majuba Road, Redcar, Middlesborough TS10 5BJ
£2 – 01642 771245
redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/tunedin

Thu 19 March 2015, 7.30pm
The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP
£7 – 01609 776230
forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sat 11 April 2015, 2.30pm
Whitby Hall Theatre, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 9AE
£8/5 – 0151 357 2120
actiontransporttheatre.org

Thu 23 April 2015, 7.30pm
Huish Episcopi Academy Wincanton Road, Langport, Somerset TA10 9SS
£5/3 – 01458 252289
huishepiscopi.net

Wed 6 May 2015, 7.30pm
Glossopdale Community College, Talbot Road, Glossop Derbyshire SK13 7DR
£5/3 / £10 family ticket – 01457 862336
glossopdale.derbyshire.sch.uk

Sat 9 May 2015, 8.30pm
Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA.
£9/5 – 0161 274 0600
contactmcr.com/jackiehagan

Fri 15 May 2015, 7.30pm
Forest Theatre, Gloucestershire College, Five Acres, Coleford GL16 7JT
£6/4 (01989) 566644
airing.co.uk

 

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