Theatre Friday 28 September, 2018 8:00pm

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? Jackie Hagan’s way has been to make a new solo show that features the real voices of proper skint disabled people who she’s got to know in and around Manchester.

Jackie has conducted 43 interviews with people living on the fringes and the spaces in between. They are not sob stories, they are fully 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, a massive game of metaphorical ‘Kerplunk’ centre stage, and one underclass amputee steering the show.


Dates & Tickets

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Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 


'If you're not political and you listen to normal people talking about hardship. It fires you up'
Dee Fenton, Bridport Arts Centre General Manager

‘…above all there is the fierce optimism and dogged determination to turn tragedy into something quirkily, crazily beautiful.’

Sabotage Reviews on Jackie Hagan

‘a luminous storyteller… Her direct, honest and optimistic style makes her instantly likeable’

Upstaged Manchester on Jackie Hagan

'This is the kind of stuff that made me want to do a theatre degree. IT shows that theatre is not just for middle class people and that it deals with real issues' Emma Foulsham, Bridport Arts Centre Box Office Administrator

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