Feelgood Theatre Productions

Poster for Not About Heroes upcoming tour

Feelgood Theatre Productions are a multi award winning theatre company founded in 1994. They produce world class theatre with a definite sense of risk and adventure at national and international site specific and traditional venues; each production offering pioneering community and education programmes.

The play Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald, directed by Caroline Clegg will tour to Craiglockhart War Hospital (Edinburgh) then the UK after its premier at the Imperial War Museum London on 4th August 2014.

During WWI, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, two of England’s greatest twentieth century poets met in Craiglockhart War Hospital. Siegfried, a decorated war hero was hospitalized after protesting against the continuing war; Wilfred was a victim of shell shock and accused of cowardice. Upon returning to the front, Sassoon was shot in the head, but survived. Owen went on to win the Military Cross and die in the trenches seven days before the Armistice. This play tells their story.
On this unique anniversary this play is far more than a historical glimpse of events. It is an exploration of a soldiers courage, of humanity and a moving celebration of an intense friendship forged through poetry and the power of words overshadowed by a terrible and all-consuming war. This play inspires all who see it, especially young people.

Running parallel to the play at each venue there will be an education programme and a unique poetry competition to find the 'voices' of the 21st century from serving, ex serving military personnel and their families. A substantial prize will be offered and the selected work will be presented on a dedicated website and in a commemorative publication as a real and lasting legacy.

If you are a theatre, a special venue, a military training organisation, a regiment, an individual, a school or simply interested please get in touch to find you more.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

Specific tour details to be announced.

Admission charges

Performance of Not About Heroes will be ticketed at each venue.

Feelgood Theatre Productions
21 Lindun Ave
Old Trafford
Greater Manchester
M16 9NQ




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