Mind the Gap - One of Europe's leading learning-disability theatre companies
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Bold, cutting-edge, world-class theatre

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

  1. Reflecting on Mind the Gap's growth

    In March 2020, we realised that the lockdown allowed us some time to reflect, and act on, some of the fundamentals of Mind the Gap as an organisation.

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  2. a little space

    A 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.

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  3. Anna

    Anna is an interactive Forum Theatre piece that explores scenarios that may be experienced by learning-disabled people when they consider being, or become, a parent.

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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)