Some People Have Too Many Legs


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Some People Have Too Many Legs
adult poetry & show script / LGBTQ+
ISBN 978-0-9932370-1-0 | 58pp | Revised Edition 2015
rrp £7.99 | ebook £5.00

WINNER Best Spoken Word Show, Saboteur Awards 2015
WINNER Creative Future Literary Award 2015

In April 2013 Jackie Hagan was commissioned to write a solo show. The following month she was unexpectedly admitted to hospital with a very painful foot. Four months later she left hospital with one less leg and loads more maturity. Along the way she also fell in love, found her Dad and made friends with an old woman who looked like a threadbare tennis ball (with eyes). This book is the script of the show, a poetic comedy with daftness and depth.

"A unique and utterly compelling performer. With wit and charm, she manages to make us laugh in the face of adversity." - Matt Fenton, Artistic Director, Contact Theatre

"Jackie Hagan boldly goes where no one even knows it's possible to go. Then gets the bus back home eating chips on the top deck."- Jo Warburton, poet

"Heartfelt, hilarious and slightly eccentric." - The Skinny

"If Jackie is available to run a workshop for you, book her - she's brilliant, creative, inclusive, inspiring, compassionate and inventive. In twenty years I can't say I've known anyone run better workshops." - Pete Kalu, Artistic Director, Commonword

"A powerful story told with wit... without a trace of self-pity." - Manchester Theatre Awards

"Poetic, playful [and] psychologically astute." - Sabotage Reviews

Cover photo by Johnathan Clover, illustrations by Brink.