Some People Have Too Many Legs
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.
Some People Have Too Many Legs is infectiously optimistic, a bit daft, a bit real, featuring special effects and a unicorn.
Winner of Sabotuer Award, 'Best Spoken Word Show' 2015.
Winner of a Creative Futures Literary Award 2015
'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
PRAISE FOR JACKIE HAGAN
'If Jackie is available to run a workshop for you, book her - she's brilliant - creative, inclusive, inspiring, compassionate and inventive.' -Pete Kalu, Artistic Director, Commonword
'A Jedi of language' - Gerry Potter, Poet
'A Manchester Bukowski' - Jo Bell, Director of National Poetry Day
'Jackie Hagan is a unique and utterly compelling performer. Her new show is a moving and darkly humorous take on coming to terms with the bad stuff life throws at us. With wit and charm, she manages to make us laugh in the face of adversity.' - Matt Fenton. Artistic Director, Contact
Suitable for over 13s.
Written and performed by Jackie Hagan.
Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair.
A Contact/NRTF Flying Solo commission.
Commissioned by Contact and the NRTF Strategic Rural Touring Programme, supported by Arts Council England and in association with Take Art.
For other appearances and projects Jackie is doing please see jackiehagan.weebly.com
Script available as a paperback and as an e-book: flapjackpress.co.uk
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Mon 5 Oct, 3.30pm
Festival of Mental Health
Brian Jackson Centre, 2 New North Parade, Huddersfield, HD1 5JP
Fri 9 Oct, 7pm
396 Heysham Road, Heysham, Morecambe LA3 2BJ. 0300 1236703
Thu 15 Oct, 6pm
Kirkham Prison Library
Freckleton Road, Kirkham, Lancashire PR4 2RN
Fri 16 Oct, 7.30pm
Southway, Skelmersdale, WN8 6RJ.
Mon 16 Nov, 8pm
Bristol Old Vic,
King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED.
£7 - 0117 987 7877
Wed 18 Nov
Glan y Mor School,
Heol Elfed, Burry Port Carmarthenshire SA16 0AL
Thu 19 Nov
Ysgol Coedcae School,
Trostre Road Llanelli Carmarthenshire SA15 1LJ.
Fri 20 Nov
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
Thu 26 Nov
Bedwas High School,
Newport Road Bedwas Caerphilly CF83 8BJ
PREVIOUS TOUR DATES
Fri 6 March 2015, 7.30pm
Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Romilly Road, Cardiff CF5 1FH
£6/4 - (029) 21250 566
Tue 10 March 2015, 1pm
The Fallibroome Academy, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4AF
01625 627 258
Friday 13 March 2015, 7.30pm
Otley Courthouse, Otley, LS21 3AN
£8/5 - 01943 467466
Tue 17 March 2015, 6pm
Tuned in, Majuba Road, Redcar, Middlesborough TS10 5BJ
£2 - 01642 771245
Thu 19 March 2015, 7.30pm
The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP
£7 - 01609 776230
Sat 11 April 2015, 2.30pm
Whitby Hall Theatre, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 9AE
£8/5 - 0151 357 2120
Thu 23 April 2015, 7.30pm
Huish Episcopi Academy Wincanton Road, Langport, Somerset TA10 9SS
£5/3 - 01458 252289
Wed 6 May 2015, 7.30pm
Glossopdale Community College, Talbot Road, Glossop Derbyshire SK13 7DR
£5/3 / £10 family ticket - 01457 862336
Sat 9 May2015, 8.30pm
Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA.
£9/5 - 0161 274 0600
Fri 15 May2015, 7.30pm
Forest Theatre, Gloucestershire College, Five Acres, Coleford GL16 7JT
£6/4 (01989) 566644