Jackie Hagan

Jackie is a multi-award-winning theatre maker, playwright, solo artist, stand up comedian, poet and community arts worker. She is a working class, queer amputee and believes in the necessity of live art to effect lasting social change. Her first solo show ‘Some People Have Too Many Legs’ won the Saboteur award for Best Spoken Word Show 2015 and in 2017 she was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship.

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

For more information visit jackiehagan.org




From 2016 to 2018 Big Feast supported Jackie to create and tour her award-winning solo show ‘This Is Not A Safe Space’. During that time, we worked with Jackie to:

  • secured over £55K in grants and commissions
  • booked and managed a national tour visiting 22 venues including Birmingham Rep, Lawerence Bately Theatre and Wales Millenium Centre
  • brokered partnerships with a number of leading arts organisations including Contact and Unlimited
  • delivered an outreach programme reaching 83 vulnerable adults living in and around Manchester