"Feelgood are a jewel in Manchester’s theatrical crown…" Manchester Evening News
Welcome to Feelgood and a heartfelt thank you to all those who attended our shows in our 25th anniversary year 2019: Dracula - The Blood Count of Heaton and These Days - The Manchester Peace Song Cycle. Last year gave us a wonderful opportunity to thank all the creatives, supporters and sponsors who have enabled Feelgood to be the award-winning company it is today.
During the Covid19 pandemic we appreciate that we are all facing challenging times in our work, at home and in our leisure. Along with all arts organisations, we made the decision not to produce our Easter or summer shows this year. The nature of our work in Heaton Park is that it is site-specific in the beautiful park land and inside the Hall. We therefore can't create a new show to stream online during this time of lockdown.
We are brimming over with innovative ideas for new shows and events and we will keep you abreast of those here. Like many other small, not-for-profit organisations, we will have to wait until the lockdown is over and evaluate as to what the future may hold in terms of financial sustainability.
Currently we are discussing a Peace Event with Manchester City Council for the Remembrance weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 9th November to take place in Heaton Park. As many of you know we have established an annual event on Armistice Day in 2016 and this has included two new plays, Whispers of Heaton and four Remembrance Events including These Days and the opening of the Somme Memorial.
This is a beautiful event commemorating all those who have suffered in conflict and celebrating our lasting peace. We are delighted that this event has been embraced by the community and this year more than ever we feel there will be a need to come together and applaud our communities and share our ideals for the future.
In the meantime, to Feelgooders' old and new, a heartfelt thank you for all your support and may we in return send you our very best wishes and sincere hope that you all stay safe and well until we see celebrating at a show once again.
Caroline Clegg, Artistic Director
"A remarkable example of collaboration, realised by Caroline Clegg and Feelgood...
it made for an absorbing and
very moving experience."
"Tenderly articulated stories told eloquently through song ... The night ends positively with a rallying call to us all to have open minds and hearts; and to
fly kites not drones."
Feelgood Theatre Productions
Celebrating 25 Years
Founded in 1994 by Caroline Clegg Feelgood's mission is to create theatre with a definite sense of risk and adventure that delights audiences young and old with the sheer joy and surprise of live theatre.
Bold productions at traditional and site-specific venues world-wide have enthralled 350,000 audience members and 14,500 workshop participants at site specific and traditional venues.
We have flown aeroplanes in for the start of a show, jumped off cliff tops and created spectacular shows in Africa, Europe and the West End;
We have employed 650 creatives through 35 original productions, 15 world premieres, 30 new compositions and 35 education programmes.
Feelgood's roots are firmly embedded in great story telling and outstanding production values. We have been honoured with multiple awards and 2016 saw our triumphant return to Heaton Park and Hall where we are now the resident stakeholder theatre company, creating spectacular site-specific, outdoor promenade and hauntingly beautiful indoor commissions.