MIA

Bold, cutting-edge, world-class theatre

Working in partnership with learning-disabled artists to create exciting, surprising and challenging experiences for regional, national and international audiences. Read about us ›

  1. Academy Open Day

    Mind the Gap Academy is thrilled to be opening its doors on Wednesday 13 December, 6pm – 8pm for you to see what goes on in our beautiful fully accessible building. Meet staff, Artists and students and experience our Performance Academy and courses in subjects like music, dance and acting.

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  2. Mia

    Fast moving, raw and eye-opening, Mia explores the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood in today’s society. Think pop culture with popcorn, science with silliness, stories with statistics. Mia challenges the often taken for granted idea of ‘being a parent’.

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  3. Skip Rap

    Skip Rap is an angry love song to grit, endurance and creativity. Fusing hip-hop, spoken word and theatre, Alan ‘Cool’ Clay delivers a defiant performance about what it’s like to be cast aside and treated like trash, and how you find your way out of the junk.

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“It forces us to rethink the dominant narratives around disability, defiantly and joyously trashing any idea of lives diminished and less fully lived and experienced.”

— The Guardian (CONTAINED)

“Thought provoking, devoid of self-pity and stylishly presented, Mia is a stimulating examination of an issue that demands wider consideration.”

— Manchester Theatre Awards (Mia)

“Mind the Gap always produce excellent and absorbing theatre, Mia is one more to add to their list of shows that should be compulsory viewing.”

— The Reviews Hub (Mia)

“Most of us live at a shallow level of communication. Contained shows us that it doesn’t have to be this way; that a section of society that is all too frequently stereotyped and regarded in a derogatory fashion, can through openness and honesty, be more intelligent than the crowd.”

— Disability Arts Online (CONTAINED)

“This show knows it’s the small things that happen that tell the biggest truths. It also knows that at the end, the best theatre has you leaving slightly more human for the experience of it.”

— East Anglian Daily Times (CONTAINED)