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Jackie is not here to tell us sob stories that give us “empathy-fatigue”. She is here, in a brazen and brightly coloured burst of energy, to share truths, to make us think – and to make us laugh, too." // THEATRE WEEKLY
Whilst still avoiding ‘pity porn’ or empathy fatigue, This Not a Safe Space sensitively addresses the harsh reality of navigating our modern social security system.” // DISABILITY ARTS ONLINE
It made me cry - and it made me feel PROUD of my scars and my identity and my people.” // AUDIENCE FEEDBACK
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.
Producer: Big Feast
Set & Costume Designer: Katharine Heath
Lighting Designer: Sherry Coenen
BSL Interpreter: Jeni Draper
Puppetry Consultant: Gretchen Maynard-Hahn
Audio Consultant: David James