"Feelgood are a jewel in Manchester’s theatrical crown…" Manchester Evening News
Feelgood is Back in Heaton Park
with Magical Storytelling and Shakespeare Scenes
Supported by the 'We Love Manchester Charity' we are pleased to announce that we are back in Heaton Park this summer offering FREE sessions to Manchester residents.
Families, step into the magical world of storytelling as we present a brand new tale, 'Dancing by Moonlight' written especially for Heaton Park and a snippet of the old favourite Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Come and meet Dee the dancing donkey, the Queen of the fairies and the white rabbit as the Feelgood storybook opens this summer.
For All the Family
We are also creating special “Bounce back into Shakespeare” sessions.
Don’t sit at home trying to revise from the play, come and see Shakespeare’s vision come to life as we present scenes from Shakespeare’s most popular works Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
For families and students alike, this is a unique opportunity to hear the language come off the page, to talk to experienced actors about the plays and ask Manchester School of Theatre students what it’s like to be at drama school.
We welcome back the stunning ballet dancer and actor Ryan Upton who appeared in Feelgood's Romeo and Juliet alongside actor and singer Rebecca Pythian, who performed previously with Ryan in our 2019 production of Dracula – The Blood Count of Heaton.
We are also delighted to be joined by five emerging actors from Manchester School of Theatre and, completing the line-up, is actor and Feelgood’s founder and Artistic Director, Caroline Clegg.
“These sessions are purposefully small in order to create a real atmosphere for intimate storytelling and to give people the confidence to bring their family into the beautiful park to enjoy live theatre again”
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.
Feelgood Theatre Productions
'Magical Storytelling' is suitable for all the family.
Sessions will last for approximately 50 minutes maximum.
Fri 23 July - 11am & 3pm
Sat 24 July - 11am & 1pm
Sun 25 July - 1pm & 3pm
Fri 30 & Sat 31 July, Sun 1 August -
every day at 11am, 1pm & 3pm
'Bounce back into Shakespeare' sessions will last for approximately 1 hour
Fri 23 July - 1pm
Sat 25 July - 3pm
Sun 26 July - 11am
Please note: There are only 30 tickets per session, which are free to Manchester residents. These sessions will be held outdoors and come rain or shine, the show must go on! Please wear suitable clothing and bring a chair or mat to sit on.