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Interview with the Director

October 6, 2014

Northern Soul - Webzine of All Things Cool & Northern

 

Caroline Clegg, founder of Manchester-based Feelgood Productions and director of Not About Heroes, writes about directing a play focussing on the friendship between Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.

 

Not About Heroes is one of the finest plays I have ever directed. The writing is skilled, witty, and challenging and it is an appropriate piece for the 21st century as we examine our attitudes to peace and conflict a century on from the First World War. The Wilfred Owen Association has endorsed our production and supported us with an honorary reception on our first night.

War and Poetry from two of our great writers

October 3, 2014

Emily Heward, Manchester Evening News

 

The friendship between war poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred owen is thrown into hte spotlight by Manchester theatre group celebrating its 20th anniversary.

 

Through their poetry they became the voices of the lost and scarred generation of the Forst World War.

'Not About Heroes' set for London run

October 2, 2014

Reporter: Charlotte Marshall - Official London Theatre

 

Stephen Macdonald’s Not About Heroes, a World War I drama charting the friendship of two of the greatest war poets, will end its forthcoming UK tour with an autumn run at the Trafalgar Studio 2.

 

Starring Alasdair Craig as Siegfried Sassoon and Simon Jenkins as Wilfred Owen, Not About Heroes will arrive at the intimate studio theatre from 10 November to 6 December.

Manchester's Feelgood Theatre bring home sell-out WW1 play 'Not About Heroes'

September 30, 2014

After a hit premiere in Edinburgh, the national tour of the Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon drama kicked off to a sell out crowd at Craiglockhart War Hospital in London, where the two poets first met during WW1.

 

Now the Not About Heroes comes to The Lowry from 5th-8th October.

 

The multi-awarding winning Feelgood Theatre Production presents a drama that charts the extraordinary friendship of two men whose poetry became the voice of a lost, scarred generation and a world changed forever.

 

Weaving together their poetry, letters, and autobiographical writings including Anthem for Doomed Youth and Mental Cases, the work celebrates the indomitable spirit of friendship and offers an insight into courage, love and humanity in the face of war.

Happy Birthday Feelgood!

September 24, 2104

OLD Trafford based professional theatre company Feelgood celebrated 20 years of critically-acclaimed productions at a civic reception thrown its honour.

 

The event was held at Manchester Town Hall before the company begins a national tour of Not About Heroes, a moving and thought provoking play about the celebrated First World War poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegried Sassoon.

Owen's Town Links Recalled - Scarborough

September 18, 2014

A play about the friendship between soldier-poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon is on its way to Scarborough where Owen was stationed.

 

Not About Heroes is on at Scarborough Library Concert Room, Vernon Road, later this month...

Play about Ripon War Poet

September 11, 2014

Feelgood Theatre Productins presentes Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald, at Ripon Cathedral on Monday September 15 at 7pm.

 

Set in 1917, the drama charts the extraordinary friendship of two men - Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon - whose poetry became the voice of a lost generation...

Not About Heroes returns to celebrate War Poets

September 9, 2014

IN 1917, having protested against the continuance of the war, Siegfried Sassoon, a decorated war hero and celebrated poet was sent to the Capital’s Craiglockhart War Hospital. The idea was to silence him...

Edinburgh Reporter: Not About Heroes at Craiglockhart 8-10 September

September 8, 2014

This Autumn, the multi-awarding winning Feelgood Theatre Production takes to the road with the drama that charts the extraordinary friendship of two men whose poetry became the voice of a lost (scarred) generation and a world changed forever. The national tour and West End run of Stephen MacDonald’s play NOT ABOUT HEROES opens today with a gala ceremony at Craiglockhart War Hospital where the two first met and runs here until 10th September before going on to tour other significant venues in the poets lives, including Owen’s home town of Shrewsbury and a performance by special invitation of the Mayor of Ors at The Wilfred Owen Memorial (The Foresters House) in France. 

Accrington gets ready for historic Pals concert

Final preparations are bieng made for the Accrington Pals Centenary Concert later ths month.

 

Feelgood Theatre Productions 'Not About Heroes' actors Alasdair Craig, who plays Wilfred Owen and Simon Jenkins, who plays Siegfried Sassoon, willdeliver excerpts from the play and will be joined by Artistic Director Caroline Clegg who will read a piece by Vera Brittain...

Returning to the Hospital that inspired the great War Poets

September 5, 2014

The First World War brought poets Siegfried Sassoon and Lieutenant Wilfred Owen to Edinburgh.

Both were sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital and both turned to words rather than weapons during their stay, using poetry to speak out for the voices of a lost generation...

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