Having kids is not an easy decision: Can I afford it? Have I got enough room? Will I screw it up?

Now imagine making these decisions if you have a learning disability. Woah – wait a minute… learning disabled parents? Erm, can they do that? Do they even have sex?

Yes, yes ‘they’ do.

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’.

A Mind the Gap production, performed by four learning disabled artists.

Created and Directed by Joyce Nga Yu Lee.

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“Poignant, yet without a shred of self-pity, her production is leavened further by a hefty dose of silly, sometimes pleasantly dark, humour.”

The Stage

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

Manchester Theatre Awards

“This play has a clear message; stop patronising and underestimating lives which you know nothing about. It is a much needed middle finger held high in the face of our society’s assumptions about learning disability.”

A Younger Theatre


Headshot of Alison Colborne

Alison Colborne

Devising Performer

Headshot of Alan Clay

Alan Clay

Devising Performer

Headshot of Anna Gray

Anna Gray

Devising Performer

Headshot of JoAnne Haines

JoAnne Haines

Devising Performer

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