Jackie Hagan is a writer and performer. She writes mutil award-winning plays, stand up comedy, performance poetry and solo shows. She runs workshops to help people who have been silenced, failed, villified or forgotten to find their own voice. She received a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship this year. Jackie is a working class, queer amputee. Her most recent work 'This is Not a Safe Space' will be touring in Spring.
"Wonderful and I can't wait to see her work everywhere' - Hollie McNish, Poet
“A true artist. A true beauty. A star.” Rikki Beadle Blair MBE, Artistic Director, Team Angelica.
Jackie Hagan is an important poet. Don't let the fact that you are entertained fool you, this is powerful poetry that stays long in the memory.” - Henry Normal
Praise for ‘Cosmic Scallies'
“Touching and Tender” - The Stage
“Very funny” - The Guardian
“Told with a wicked back street wit” - The Herald
“Full of funny observations” - The Financial Times
“A work of fabulous subtley and wit, it’s funny and fast moving” Emma Thompson, Actor.
“Heart-warming, packs a lot of laughs” The Reviewers Hub
Praise for solo show, 'Some People Have Too Many Legs'
“A powerful story told with wit without a trace of self pity” Manchester Theatre Awards
'Poetic, playful, psychologically-astute' Sabotage Reviews
"Jackie Hagan is a unique and utterly compelling performer. Her new show is a moving and darkly humorous take on coming to terms with the bad stuff life throws at us. With wit and charm, she manages to make us laugh in the face of adversity." Matt Fenton, Artistic Director, Contact Theatre
Praise for 'This is not a Safe Space'
“A perfect antidote to programs like Benefits Street." - Disability Arts Online
"Vital word-craftery. Spotlight on real people with humour, kindness & a big dose of reality. Brilliant. - Jo Verrant, Unlimited
“Honest, uncompromising, tough and tender – and funny – and rails against the vilification of the working class and the disabled” - Sabotage Reviews
“Startling, original and acid. Hagan is a unique talent who has the makings of a hugely provocative big-stage performer… a genius in the making” - Write Out Loud
“Her fierce use of humour teamed with passionate insight about working-class life is portrayed in her brilliant delivery” - The Mancunion
If Jackie is available to run a workshop for you, book her - she's brilliant - creative, inclusive, inspiring, compassionate and inventive. In 20 years I can't say I've known anyone run better workshops for us than Jackie." Pete Kalu, Artistic Director, Commonword