2015

Some People Have Too Many Legs

Jackie Hagan

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. 

AWARDS

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 

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

NOTES

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.

MORE

For other appearances and projects Jackie is doing please see jackiehagan.weebly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/jackiehagantheatre
Twitter: @jackiehagan
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
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
http://valleyskids.org/the-projects/penygraig-project/

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/

PREVIOUS TOUR DATES

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 May2015, 8.30pm
Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA. 
£9/5 - 0161 274 0600
contactmcr.com/jackiehagan

Fri 15 May2015, 7.30pm
Forest Theatre, Gloucestershire College, Five Acres, Coleford GL16 7JT
£6/4 (01989) 566644
airing.co.uk

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