Feelgood Theatre Productions

Manchester's award winning theatre company

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Past Productions:


Ghost Story of Heaton

Sat 29 – Mon 31 October 2016
5.15pm, 6.30pm & 8pm daily

www.whispersofheaton.co.uk

Tickets: www.jumblebee.co.uk/ghoststory


Whispers of Heaton

‘Whispers of Heaton’ - NEW for 2016

Thurs 26th - Bank Holiday Mon 30th May. 2pm & 4.30pm
Box Office: www.jumblebee.co.uk/whispersofheaton

Visit the production website at www.whispersofheaton.co.uk


Not About Heroes - Tour Autumn 2014

2005, 2006, 2007 & 2014
Written by Stephen MacDonald

...’these poems are not about heroes, my subject is war, and the pity of war; these elegies are to this generation in no sense consolatory. They may be to the next ...!’
Wilfred Owen

On this unique occasion of the anniversary of the First World War, award winning Feelgood presents…


Slave - A Question of Freedom

6 September - 22 October 2011
23 - 27 November 2010

A ground breaking piece of theatre, from an award-winning company.

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An Amazing Story...

In the Nuba…


Eloquent Protest IV

2009

Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2009, 3pm
Duke of Yorks Theatre, St. Martins Lane, London.

Eloquent Protest is a powerful piece of theatre fusing music, poetry and drama. An artist’s response to the price of war, which honours the fallen and counts the cost…


Macbeth

2009: Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Caroline Clegg

HEATON PARK, 15th July - 2nd August 2009

In July 2009, Manchesters Masters of Promenade…


Eloquent Protest

Remembrance Sunday 9th November 2008
Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall, London

Eloquent Protest is a powerful piece of theatre fusing music, poetry and drama. An artist’s response to the price of war, which honours the fallen and counts the cost of their sacrifice.

Following the…


Summer Rep 07 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2007
Written by William Shakespeare, adapted by Richard Ashton and Caroline Clegg
Manchester Evening News Award Nominee
Caroline Clegg awarded the Manchester Evening News Horniman Award

Set in the 1950’s this production took the audience on a magical walk-about journey into the hidden dells of the park to discover the rich comedy and magical enchantment of Shakespeare’s best loved play. This famous story of spirits and spells, tricks and potions, lovers lost and found and a perfectly happy…


Summer Rep 07 - Blue Remembered Hills

2007
Written by Dennis Potter
Caroline Clegg awarded the Manchester Evening News Horniman Award

This contemporary classic was first seen on TV starring Helen Mirren and Colin Welland and Feelgood’s 2001 Manchester Evening News Award nominated production was brought back by popular demand in 2007.

Set in the countryside during the Second World War this deceptively simple tale combines comedy and tragedy…


Arthur - King of the Britons

2006
Written by Peter Clifford and Caroline Clegg

An epic adventure of high drama, death defying sword fights, magic and chivalry, drawing on centuries of legend and fantasy that surround this most English of Kings.

The Romans have left Briton and the country is once again in chaos, divided by factions and tribes, only one man can unite the Kingdoms. With Merlin’s…


Not About Heroes

2005, 2006 & 2007
Written by Stephen MacDonald

The first outing of ‘Not About Heroes’ took place in November 2005 at the Imperial War Museum North (Salford) and at the Cabinet War Rooms for Feelgood’s first London staging. Both were major site specific productions of excellence.  Then following their acclaimed production at the Trafalgar Studios…


Dracula - The Blood Count

2005
Written by Peter Clifford and Caroline Clegg

A coffin is disturbed, a blood curdling scream is heard, and from the canopy of trees steps the Count himself…

This blood curdling outdoor spectacle surrounded audiences in an epic adventure of gothic horror and a love that transcends time, the elements and even death.  As night fell audiences were…


The Three Musketeers

2004
Written by Alexandre Dumas and adapted by Joe O’Byrne
Manchester Evening News Award Nominee

The Three Musketeers was a brilliant outdoor spectacle surrounding the audience in an epic adventure of high drama, heart stopping sword fights, horses and stunts.

The audience were put right at the centre of this classic story of Musketeers, mystery, adventure and romance.  The story followed the exploits…


Romeo & Juliet - Thando & Ruvhengo

2002
Commonwealth Games Cultureshock Festival
Zimbabwe & Manchester

Three companies, Feelgood, Siyaya Arts, and Over the Edge trailblazed a brilliant new production to reflect a Contemporary Commonwealth.


Blue Remembered Hills

2001
Written by Dennis Potter
Manchester Evening News Award Nominee

Feelgood are renowned for their exciting site-specific productions and Dennis Potter’s most popular TV classic was brought vividly to life in the summer of 2000. The production was a raw and thrilling, intimate walk about show. The audience entering the child’s world of 1942, sitting close to and moving with…


Rosa

2000
Written by Christine Watkins
New music theatre world premiere for ‘The Year of the Artist’

A play with music ...a tender and comic modern day fairy story with a definite twist...!

When a local girls pops into the centre to buy a lobelia she accidentally gets mixed up in a wish being created by dotty Doris the irascible pond nymph for Quincy.

‘Rosa’ a commissioned new piece of…


Pictures at an Exhibition

2000
The finale for The Manchester Festival in Castlefield Arena

What do brilliant music, a giant egg, 3 trucks and a fire sculpture have in common? They are all part of an incredible 2 year journey of discovery by award winning Feelgood Theatre Productions. A fusion of classical music, drama, spectacle, opera, dance and pyrotechnics a 5 star theatrical adventure.

This most…


Crystal Clear

2000
Written by Phil Young
Manchester Evening News Award Nominee

‘Crystal Clear’ was the first show at the official opening of The Lowry by Her Majesty The Queen and HRH Prince Philip.  After being presented to HRH the production enjoyed a successful run at The Lowry and Karina Jones was nominated for Best Actress at the Manchester Evening News Awards.

‘Crystal…


Millennium Eve - The Bug Show

31st December 1999 - 1st January 2000
Written and Directed by Caroline Clegg in Conjunction with the BBC

This spectacular production was the centre-piece of Manchester’s Millennium Eve celebrations performed in front of a live audience of 15,000 and broadcast live around the world.

The Story - The nightmare begins. An 18ft chrysalis has been lurking underground for more than 50 years. At first few were aware…


The Wind in the Willows

1999
Written by Kenneth Grahame adapted by Alan Bennett
Songs by Mike Harding
Manchester Evening News Award Nominee

Following the award winning Wizard, ‘Mr Toad’ burst into the countryside in Alan Bennett’s fabulous adaptation of this well loved and charming tale of Ratty, Mole and Badger. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of spring cleaning he discovers a whole new world that he never knew about, a world…


The Wizard of Oz

1998 & 2000
Written by Frank L Baum Adapted by Frank Gabrielson with music and lyrics from the MGM motion picture score
Winner of Manchester Evening News Award Best Special Entertainment 1998
The Lowry’s first Christmas show - 2000

This was one of Feelgood’s most innovative and adventurous shows to date. Not only was it going to be the full scale musical, it would have no band, use children, animals, and be outdoors in the great British summer! It rained quite a lot in the summer of 98 but Feelgood triumphed with this brilliant production.…


La Boheme

1996
Written and Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Launch of the Bramall Festival

Puccini achieved a perfect blend of the carefree and the tragic in ‘La Boheme’. Its beautiful arias and vivid impressions of bohemian life in 1830’s Paris are the main ingredients making this opera one of the all time favourites. Puccini wanted there to be as much singing, as much melody as possible…


Robin Hood - The Legend

1996 & 1997
Written and Directed by Caroline Clegg
Winner of the City Life Reader’s Award for Best Theatre Production
Manchester Evening News Award Nominee

This award wining show was specially written in 1996 by Caroline Clegg to fit the stunning location of Dunham Massey Park, Cheshire. It then went on a national tour during 1997.

On the lawns of Dunham Hall, audiences watched a pagan Mayfest, with wrestling, morris dancing and tests of strength. Robin gets wed…


Our Girls

1994
Written and Directed by Caroline Clegg

‘Our Girls’ launched Feelgood in the most innovative and adventurous style! This incredible show began with the audience at the edge of the runway at Barton Aerodrome gazing skyward awaiting the arrival of the lead actor on board a 1942 US bomber. The handsome ‘Yank’ Chuck disembarked and was…