a little space

CANCELLED - Wed 18 March 2020

2.30pm & 7.30pm

Following Government advice, the theatre will be closed as of midnight Monday 16 March. Unfortunately, this means that both performances of a little space will no longer be able to go ahead. If you have already booked your tickets, our Box Office will be in touch with you directly, using contact details provided at the time of booking.
Find up-to-date information here.

What does it mean to you to have a little space?

A little space where we can escape the world and be ourselves. Where we can say whatever we want, do whatever we feel and where no-one will ever bother us. But it can be an unpredictable space too, where voices are funnelled away, fears leak through the floorboards, songs light up the room and you never know who’s listening behind the door. A place where whispers come to life and one kind gesture could change everything.

What to expect from the show

Set in an apartment block, this devised show 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 characters.

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. Gecko’s style is both physically demanding and emotionally honest, using breath as an anchor to explore movement and emotion. The company strives to make their work open to interpretation and put their audience at the heart of the narrative – an ethos that has been reflected in the devising of a little space as we ask you, the audience, how it feels to be alone. Find out more about Gecko, Mind the Gap and their collaboration here

Following on from the international success of The Dreamer (2016), Gecko’s second Associate Show, a little space combines their unique blend of theatre, choreography and stunning imagery with incredible performers from Mind the Gap, one of Europe’s leading learning disability theatre companies.

Mind the Gap’s Charli Ward and Karen Bartholomew team up with Gecko Devising Performer Dan Watson, Associate Directors Rich Rusk and Helen Baggett, Designer Rhys Jarman, Lighting Designer Chris Swain and Composer Dave Price, who, between them have worked on all of Gecko’s hit shows since 2001, to create this intricately crafted performance.

a little space has been commissioned by HOME, Manchester and The Place, London.


Event Info


£18.50 – £14

Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel this performance. If you have already booked your tickets, our Box Office will be in touch with you directly. Find up-to-date information on how we’re dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak here.

members discount

group offer (please call Box Office to book)

Concessions available

Post-show talk: after both performances

d/Deaf community enabled, including Sound World information sheet, which can be downloaded here. The post-show talk will be BSL interpreted.


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My Mother Said I Never Should
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Running Time

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