Feelgood Theatre Productions

Manchester's award winning theatre company

Mende Nazer, Julie Hesmondhalgh and Katy Cavanagh

Gala Night - 24th November 2010

Tickets are almost sold out for our spectacular Gala Night performance of Slave - A Question of Freedom at The Lowry on Wednesday 24th November at 7pm.
Distinguished guests will attend a champagne reception after the show and meet Mende and Damien, along with our generous supporters,…

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Click here to see more images of past audience and our 2009 production, MACBETH

David, Susie and Katy (Cheltenham) and Joseph (France) Macbeth Temple Hill Lesley, Ian, Sandra, Jeff, Phillip and Janet Two Ladies Adam Horrocks and Friends

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Deborah Turbill
Bury

10 May 2010

I went alone to see [Macbeth] and sacrificed my coat for a front row seat for each scene. I enjoyed the play immensely and the ‘Foul is Fair’ chant is forever imprinted on my memory. The highlight of t he final evening was meeting Lady Macbeth in a surreal moment - washing her hands at the sink during the interval; she turned and smiled and exclaimed: ‘Out damn spot’ - quality.
Thanks for a superb performance

Andrew Simpkins
Manchester

30 Jul 2009

I have got to say, I was blown away with your production of Macbeth. I wondered if it was possible for you to improve on Midsummer Night’s Dream, but you have excelled with your new production. I can not recommend your theatre company enough. An excellent interpretation, full of poignancy, but still being thoroughly entertaining. Well done Feelgood, I can’t wait till next year!!!

B Bradshaw
Bury

30 Jul 2009

(Questionnaire) We enjoyed the multicultural aspect very much, even though at times, Duncan’s (Zimbabwean) accent was a little difficult to understand.  We have seen A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula and Blue Remembered Hills and would definitely come to another production, as they are always very enjoyable.

H Baynes
Prestwich

30 Jul 2009

(Questionnaire) We thoroughly enjoyed the show - the witches were fun and fearsome, Macbeth was powerful and the music & dance were brilliant! We would definitely attend another production, literally for the ‘feelgood’ factor!

Mr & Mrs Roussel
Didsbury

30 Jul 2009

(Questionnaire) Excellent - the multicultural interrpetation / collaboration both particularised and universalised the play.

Ms J Melia
Rawtenstall

30 Jul 2009

(Questionnaire) The multicultural interpretation was excellent, as the play was relevant to tribal rivalries - keep up the good work!

Mr Screen
Ashton under Lyne

30 Jul 2009

(Questionnaire) We enjoyed the production very much! The universal theme of the play lends itself well to this multicultural interpretation. Excellent music! Feelgood productions are always entertaining and full of surprises - please keep performing!

Ms Chater
Prestwich

30 Jul 2009

(Questionaire) The play, the company reputation and the close proximity to our house attracts us to Feelgood productions smile We really enjoyed the show, especially the African music. Feelgood productions are always good!

Ms Chater
Prestwich

30 Jul 2009

(Questionaire) The play, the company reputation and the close proximity to our house attracts us to Feelgood productions smile We really enjoyed the show, especially the African music. Feelgood productions are always good!

Mr & Mrs Marshall
Bradwell, South Yorkshire

30 Jul 2009

We enjoyed the show very much, it gave the play relevance and an interesting and fresh perspective, it worked very well. Would definitely attend another Feelgood production, we loved the format and the company! It was very well organised, and the ‘front of house’ handling created a good connection with the audience.

A Power
Manchester

30 Jul 2009

(Questionnaire) Most interesting & worthwhile, value-for-money tickets and would attend again!

Tony & June
Hale, Cheshire

30 Jul 2009

The production really lent itself well to a multicultural cast - exciting production, stunning drumming, singing and dance… We come because we are in love with the Director! Keep up the good work, you are a Diamond in Manchester’s crown!

Thomas McCullough

24 Jul 2009

Dear Caroline,
I thought that I had to contact you to say how much my girlfriend and I enjoyed your open air production of the Scottish play last Friday in Heaton Park. It was superb, despite the rain. In fact the weather added to the dark atmosphere of some scenes including the “viking” funeral of Duncan. Bravo to the whole cast. I look forward to any future ventures.

Kath Tildsley

24 Jul 2009

What can I say!  Your performance on Friday (17th July) in Heaton Park was superb.  This was my first outdoor experience and I have to say it was amazing.  The rain was horrendous but the cast still managed to wow the crowd.  I thought that the choice of scene settings were excellent, the vision was truly inspired.
I have seen the play performed many times, but never with such skill and vigour.  The collaboration with the Theatre Under Fire group worked very well, hopefully you will work together again.
Thankyou for a brilliant (if wet) night in the park, I shall look out for further performances.

Alice & Bob
Michigan, Ohio

20 Jul 2009

Hi! Thank you so much for a perfect end to our UK visit! We saw a couple of things while we were in Manchester, including the new Rufus Wainwright opera (which we didn’t like, and it was so expensive, too) but your Macbeth was truly the highlight. We have Shakespeare in the Park back here, but nothing like this. It was so vibrant, so enthralling, we felt a part of the action all evening and the end was particularly spine-chilling. Do you tour? Can you come to Michigan.. ? smile Wishing you all the very best (and lots more sunshine) for the rest of your shows!

Michael (10)
Prestwich

20 Jul 2009

My dad made me come to seee your play last week and the programme said I can send oyu a message so I wanted to say I was dreading soing shakespeare at school (cos my sister goes on about it all the time) but this was awesome, I liked the peeing porter woman and the bike and the drumming and the fireworks and that you had cut out some of the boring bits, I think. Do you need any boys in your next play, because I would love to have a go, like the lad who played the boy who got killed. 

Sue & Ellen
Manchester

20 Jul 2009

O.M.G! That was soooo brilliant! We have been to a few of your shows before and loved them all, but Macbeth was just fantastic!!!
We loved the drums, the singing, that mad Lady Macbeth trying to mow us down on her motorbike, the crowd were really good, very friendly, there were kids and grandads all singing along at the last scene, and in spite of getting wetter than when we went to Niagara, we absolutely loved it - might just have to book two more tickets on pay day!

Peter White
Cleveleys

20 Jul 2009

Never have I worn wellies to the theatre before, nor packed a raincoat and insect repellant with a flask of tea and brought my own seat, but I can’t wait to do it again. I must admit that I was ‘encouraged’ to attend this performance by friends who had ‘felt good’ before, and was more than a little sceptical of how enjoyable the evennig might be (I had wanted to watch the golf). However, I am now a convert, a card-carrying Feelgooder who is enthusiastically attempting to convert my other unenlightened friends to the ways of the woods!
Do you think the Palace would let me in with a brolly, wellies and my own hot toddy for half time.. ?

Jo Stanson
Didsbury

20 Jul 2009

Thank you! I just managed to get a ticket on Saturday, a lucky return as the show was sold-out, and am so glad I did.
What a fantastic night! This production restored my faith in the power of theatre to engage my teenagers. As a teacher, I had taken my school group to the Royal Exchange Macbeth earlier in the year and had difficulty persuading them to stay beyond the interval. How sad I was that I couldn’t bring the same group to this unique and invigorating production.
This is the kind of show that should tour to every city in the country to show what the word ‘innovative’ really means in theatre.
More, please!

Kirsty Jones
Bristol

27 May 2009

Hurray, you re back! It’s just a shame I have moved to Bristol! Macbeth sounds fab, so I will just have to come back up and see it - cant wait to have the wits scared out of me in the middle of the woods… again! Still shaking from fear and laughter from Dracula and Midsummer Nights Dream smile Glad youre back.

Grace Jackson
Buxworth

06 Jun 2008

You guys are great, I can’t wait for your next production!