Two of the UK’s most innovative theatre companies, Gecko and Mind the Gap, have joined forces to present a little space, commissioned by HOME Manchester and The Place, London, which opens a UK tour at HOME, Wednesday 12 - Saturday 15 February 2020.
The devised piece explores what happens when people connect and disconnect from each other whether through choice or through isolation. Drawing on the performers’ own experiences, a little space uses imagery, sound, language and physicality to portray the needs, desires and fears of the subject.
Bradford-based Mind the Gap has an internationally respected methodology and approach to its work, and is considered a beacon for learning disability arts and artists; a little space is their first physical theatre production.
Award-winning Ipswich-based physical theatre company Gecko has toured globally to audiences of over 200,000; a little space is their second associate production following on from the international success of The Dreamer in 2016.
Director of Gecko; Rich Rusk said:
“It is a great pleasure to be collaborating with Mind the Gap. They are 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 is equally delighted to be working on this co-production as he said:
“Our recent productions - the critically acclaimed ZARA and Mia - each put learning disability at the heart of the story, and a little space brings the artists’ experiences to the fore but is fundamentally about us all.”
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