Award-winning theatre-maker returning home

Award-winning writer, comedian and poet Jackie Hagan will return home to perform her one-woman comedy show in Skelmersdale this October.

Hagan will bring “Some People Have Too Many Legs” to Skelmersdale Library on Friday 16 October at 7.30pm, with doors opening at 7pm.

Tickets can be bought directly from staff at Skelmersdale Library. Tickets are available for just £6 for adults and £4 for concessions.

Hagan will also be performing the show at Heysham Library on Friday 9 October at 7.30pm. For more information about any of the shows hosted in libraries you can call Lancashire County Council on 0300 1236703.

“Some People Have Too Many Legs” is 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, “Some People Have Too Many Legs” is a show about facing your fears and throwing glitter at them.

Hagan, who was born in Skelmersdale, is a multi-award winning theatre-maker and committed community arts worker who this year won the Saboteur “Best Spoken Word Show 2015” award.

The show has been programmed by Spot On Lancashire as part of their new scheme taking professional shows into Lancashire’s libraries. Spot On Libraries will see a range of live shows, including theatre, music and dance performed in the county’s libraries over the next three years. The scheme is supported by Arts Council England and Lancashire County Council.

Speaking ahead of Hagan’s show, Spot On’s scheme manager, Sue Robinson, said:

“This is an absolutely ideal show to be performed in a library and we’re very excited to welcome the different audiences that this new scheme will bring. Jackie is a fantastic performer and we know that the comedy in the show will be a big pull for the public. The fact that Jackie hails from the town adds that extra edge too.”

You can see the full Spot On autumn season by visiting www.spotonlancashire.co.uk. For more information email hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk or call 01254 660 360.