CONTAINED

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. CONTAINED

    CONTAINED is a vibrant, compelling and personal production. Nine interwoven true stories about family and friendships, love and loss, the everyday and the extraordinary. Thanks to almost £50,000 funding through Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Programme, CONTAINED will be touring again this spring.

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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. Learning Disability Dance at MTGStudios

    We have two fantastic learning disability dance companies coming to MTGStudios. Magpie Dance's Highflyers present 'There Were Definitely Swans' on Friday 16 June and Blink Dance Theatre present 'Four Corners' on Friday 14 July.

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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)