The first co-production between Gecko and Mind The Gap will be performed at Halifax Square Chapel this month.
a little space will preview this year ahead of its tour in 2020 and draws on the performers’ own life experiences and how people are affected when they connect and disconnect, whether voluntarily or because they are isolated.
This the first physical theatre production for Mind The Gap, a theatre company known as a beacon for learning disability artists. Gecko has toured worldwide to huge audiences. Its Director, Rich Rusk, said:
“It is our great pleasure to be collaborating with Mind the Gap, a company we have enormous respect and admiration for. Together we have created a piece about people; about the positives and negatives of living and being alone. The stories unfold in a space that everyone will recognise so it has given us an opportunity to really make the ordinary extraordinary, using a blend of theatre, choreography and dynamic sound design.”
Mind the Gap’s Charli Ward: “Our recent productions – the critically acclaimed ZARA and Mia – each put learning disability at the heart of the story. a little space brings the artists’ experiences to the fore but is fundamentally about us all.”
a little space is at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax on Thursday 21 November at 1.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Tickets are priced at £10 and £12
Book: www.squarechapel.co.uk / 01422 349 422
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