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Starts 19:30 to 20:25


£11 Standard / £9 Concession




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This Is Not A Safe Space

Award winning writer and comedian Jackie Hagan's solo show, presented as part of IGNiTE

Austerity isn’t over and the future looks grim, so how can we get people to sit up, listen and not keel over with empathy-fatigue?

Multi award-winning writer and comedian Jackie Hagan has a backstreet wit and council estate heart.  With her trademark warmth and humour, she explores the world of life on disability benefits, looting and losing out, doctors and psych wards, lads with rock hard bravados and mums who know the score – and the presumptions we make about it all.


Jackie has interviewed 80 people disabled by society, and the show features their real voices. These are not sob stories - they are well-rounded lives full of the spiky humour and pride in who they are and where they come from. Jackie weaves these narratives together with poetry and anecdotes, celebrating the weird, the wonky, the unruly, and the resilient.


Expect lots of laughter, maybe some tears, and one working class amputee steering the show.


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.


This performance is BSL interpreted

There will be a post show talk back after the performancewith Jackie Hagan and Sarah Howard from The Brandon Trust.

About Jackie Hagan:

Jackie Hagan is a working-class queer disabled poet, performer and theater maker and a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellow. Her work focuses on celebrating the experiences of people left out of the mainstream. Her solo show Some People Have Too Many Legs won the 2015 Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Show and toured nationally to venues including Hull Truck and Bristol Old Vic. Her debut play ​ Cosmic Scallies was commissioned by Graeae and ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in summer 2017.

About Sarah Howard:

Sarah Howard has had a varied career in the arts but it was whilst touring as an actor with Graeae Theatre Company that she became involved with disability rights. Since then she has worked in disability led organisations, facilitated disability forum groups and produced two DVDs with young disabled people about disability hate crime. She now works at Brandon Trust, leading in disability hate crime and has developed accessible training using drama.

Jackie Hagan - This is not a safe place Trailer V1 from PeopleStaring on Vimeo.

This is Not A Safe Space is presented by IGNiTE, Trinity's in house programme of world-class, innovative theatre and dance about issues that matter to people now, starting conversations and sparking debate. IGNiTE is supported using public funding by Bristol City Council and by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

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