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Obama The Mamba

Nominated Best New Play

Manchester Theatre Awards 2012

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The Ruck

"Truly original piece of theatre,
beautifully written"
Maxine Peake

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Slave

Winner of the Best New Play
MEN Theatre Awards 2010

Winner Best New Play or Film
Human Trafficing Foundation 2011

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The Shed Crew

"Oustanding ☆☆☆☆☆"
North West End

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Fireflies:

a love story waiting to happen

Nominated Best New Play
MEN Theatre Awards 2010

Kevin Fegan

“Britain’s most innovative playwright” – Plays International

Kevin Fegan has written to commission over 50 stage plays for a wide variety of theatre, including award-winning plays ‘Excess XS’ (Contact Theatre 1992 – first play about the rave scene) and ‘Strange Attractors’ (Contact in association with Granada TV 1994 – first play about virtual reality), ’52 Degrees South’ (Imperial War Museum North 2002), ‘White Trash’ (Quarantine at Contact 2004) and more recently ‘Slave’ (Feelgood Theatre at The Lowry and national tour 2010-11).

He has written several plays and drama serials for BBC Radio 4, and worked as a storyline writer for Granada Television’s Coronation St.

He has also published 10 collections of poetry, and edited several anthologies. He is a regular performer of his own poetry.

Kevin has worked extensively as a writer-in-residence in a wide variety of community and education environments, in particular prisons.

Bess The Commoner Queen

Guildhall Derby 2017
National tour in development Spring 2019

The Ruck

Lawrence Batley Theatre 2017

“Truly original piece of theatre, beautifully written”
Maxine Peake

Fireflies

The Lowry in association with Lion Eyes TV 2009

The Guardian ☆☆☆☆

Obama The Mamba

Curve and The Lowry 2012

The Telegraph ☆☆☆☆

The Independent ☆☆☆☆

Slave

Feelgood Theatre at The Lowry 2010

“It is quite possibly one of the most rewarding theatrical journeys you’ll ever make”

The Shed Crew

Red Ladder 2017

“Immersive theatre that has you checking you still have your wallet”

Culture Vultures

Kevin Fegan in the theatre

Sept 2017 saw the premieres of four new theatre plays by Kevin, as featured in the interview with Sara Cox for BBC Radio 4′s “Loose Ends”. “The Shed Crew” (Red Ladder at Albion Electric Warehouse Leeds) is an adaptation in verse of Bernard Hare’s best-selling true story book about feral kids in inner city Leeds. “The Ruck” (Lawrence Batley Theatre) is a fun, physical play with songs and raps inspired by Batley Bulldogs’ Girls Rugby League Team.

“Bess the Commoner Queen” (Guildhall Derby) is a one woman show mixing theatre and film about Bess of Hardwick, a Derbyshire lass who rose to become the richest woman in Elizabethan England. “Down the Line” (Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre) is a site-specific community play featuring the stage debut of the world’s most famous steam loco, “The Flying Scotsman”.

Other recent plays include “Obama the Mamba” (Curve Leicester & The Lowry), a play about Barack Obama’s Kenyan brother, George Obama, self-styled “President of the Nairobi slums”; “Slave” (The Lowry & national tour) and “Fireflies: a love story waiting to happen” (The Lowry).

Obama The Mamba 2012

Kevin Fegan the poet

Kevin has published 10 collections of poetry, including the dramatic poems “Matey Boy” (Iron Press 1990) which was performed by Kevin on two national tours; “Blast” (Five Leaves 2002), a Manchester Poetry Festival Airport Commission at Contact Theatre of his BBC Radio 4 verse drama (nominated for a Sony Best Drama Award); and “Racer” (Five Leaves 2003), also commissioned by BBC Radio 4.

Other collections include “Let Your Left Hand Sing” (Five Leaves 2003 & 2008), commissioned by the Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme and, more recently, “Away Pitch” (Artsmith 2011), an Inspire Mark Winner commissioned by the Olympic Games Cultural Olympiad.

His poems have appeared in various magazines, including “The New Statesman” and “Index on Censorship”. He has given hundreds of poetry performances at live literature venues and has been a featured poet on BBC Radio 4′s “Encyclopedia Poetica”, ITV’s international poetry series “Word of Mouth”, Granada TV’s “Celebration” and BBC 3′s poetry series “Whine Gums”.

“I’ve known him as a true poet of the people for many years. He speaks for himself clearly and passionately; but also clears the stage and gives all sorts of other people the chance to sing the songs of their lives” (Adrian Mitchell)