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?
This is not a Safe Space at Camden People's Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Camden People's Theatre
Festival:Common People
Started: Tuesday 17 April 2018
Closed: Saturday 21 April 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England.


Supported with funding from BlueSCI Wellbeing, Contact and Full Circle Arts.


Produced by Big Feast.


Synopsis


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?


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.


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Theatre


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58-60 Hampstead Road
London NW1 2PY

Box office tel: 0207 419 4841

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 17 April 2018

Closes:Saturday 21 April 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm

Friday ‑ 7‑15pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10

Cast


Jackie Hagan

Creatives


Author: Jackie Hagan
Production: Jackie Hagan

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