A show about facing your fears and throwing glitter at them.
“Jackie, now you’ve had your leg off you could be a Paralympian!”
“Yeah, just as much as you could be an Olympian, I’m gonna carry on being me…”
In Summer 2013 rainbow haired comedian Jackie Hagan won a prestigious commission from the National Rural Touring Forum and Contact Theatre (Manchester) to create and tour a solo show, later that week she was suddenly admitted to Manchester Royal Infirmary with a bright white, agonising big toe.
Four months later she left hospital with her leg amputated. Her life was completely turned around – for the better.
A theatrical poetic comedy show about making the bad stuff in life work to your advantage.
Jackie Hagan spent the summer of 2013 in hospital, it was a boot-camp in coping and seeing the humour in the dark places. She lost a leg, fell in love and made best friends with a narky old woman called Edna.
Infectiously optimistic, a bit daft, a bit real, featuring special effects and a unicorn.