This Is Not A Safe Space

This Is Not A Safe Space

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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?

Overview

Award-winning poet and theatre-maker Jackie Hagan’s way has been to make a new solo show that features the real voices of proper skint disabled people she knows. Jackie has conducted interviews with people from all over the country 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, and one underclass amputee steering the show.

Critic reviews

Politically urgent show about disability and poverty is wryly humorous and affecting

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 17 Apr - Sat 21 Apr, 7.15pm

Venue

58-60 Hampstead Road NW1 2PY London, UK · Get Directions
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