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Fri 27 March

Jackie Hagan: This is not a Safe Space

Jackie Hagan is a council estate queer with one leg. The multi award winning playwright, stand-up comedian, poet, theatre-maker and activist brings us a stripped-back version of her award-winning Unlimited commission ‘This is Not a Safe Space‘.

Based on interviews with 80 people on disability benefits and in response to her massive cob-on about the representation of working class and disabled people on telly and in theatre. Expect angry poetry about being the undeserving poor, some stump action, the opportunity to win a Fray Bentos pie and expect to leave feeling like you’ve had a kick and a cuddle to the heart.

Venue: The Studio

Reviews

“Very Funny. a hymn to those who are hanging on by their fingertips”

The Guardian

“Politically Urgent”

The Stage

“A perfect antidote to … Benefits Street”

Disability Arts Online

“Fabulous subtlety and wit”

Emma Thompson