Daughters of Fortune

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. National Touring

    Mind the Gap reaches audiences across the UK and internationally. We deliver inspiring, exciting and innovative experiences in theatre spaces, at festivals and in unusual places. Our next national touring production Daughters of Fortune: Mia will be touring from Autumn 2017.

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  2. Academy

    We nurture the skills of learning-disabled artists, and run different training opportunities through MTG Academy. From introductory sessions to intensive accredited courses we seek out and develop new talents. We have two exciting summer schools this year in media and photography.

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  3. MTG Studios

    Our custom designed home within iconic Lister Mills is a centre of excellence for creating, discussing and showing high quality arts. As the largest UK company creating work led by learning-disabled artists we offer leadership, look for new ways to collaborate and share, and make MTG Studios available to other organisations.

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“A landmark in Mind the Gap’s artistic development and it significantly redefines what is possible in a theatre ”

— The Stage (Boo)

“Challenging theatre is good theatre, and this production is just that! ”

— The Sentinel (Of Mice & Men)

“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)

“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)