Leeds Playhouse to host first collaboration with Mind the Gap and Gecko Theatre


Two of the UK’s most innovative theatre companies, Gecko and Mind the Gap, come to Leeds next month with their first co-production.

a little space is at Leeds Playhouse on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March.

Set in an apartment block, the devised piece follows the lives of five people and explores what happens when they connect and disconnect from each other whether through choice or through isolation. Drawing on the performers’ own experiences, a little space is a powerful piece of physical theatre, which uses movement, imagery, sound and lighting to portray the needs, desires and fears of the subject.

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 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 Rich Rusk of Gecko 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 storya little space brings the artists’ experiences to the fore but is fundamentally about us all.”

a little space is at Leeds Playhouse

Friday 6th March at 2pm & 7.45pm

Saturday 7th March at 7.45pm

Tickets are on sale priced from £14 to £32

Book online at www.leedsplayhouse.org.uk