a little space at Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre welcomes Gecko, the award-winning and internationally acclaimed physical theatre company, back to the venue from Thursday 27 until Saturday 29 February.

For this latest visit, Gecko will present a little space in association with Mind the Gap, a company considered a beacon for learning disability arts and artists, with an internationally respected methodology. a little space is their first physical theatre production.

Award-winning physical theatre company Gecko has toured globally to audiences of over 200,000; a little space is their second associate production following on from the international success of The Dreamer in 2016.

Set in an apartment block, a little space is a devised piece which follows the lives of five people and explores what happens when they connect and disconnect from each other whether through choice or through isolation. Drawing on the performers’ own experiences, a little space is a powerful piece of physical theatre, which uses movement, imagery, sound and lighting to portray the needs, desires and fears of the subject.

Director Rich Rusk of Gecko said:

“It is our great pleasure to be collaborating with Mind the Gap, a company we have enormous respect and admiration for. Together we have created a piece about people; about the positives and negatives of living and being alone; the stories unfold in a space that everyone will recognise so it has given us an opportunity to really make the ordinary extraordinary, using a blend of theatre, choreography and dynamic sound design.” 

Mind the Gap’s Charli Ward:

Our recent productions – the critically acclaimed ZARA and Mia – each put learning disability at the heart of the story. a little space brings the artists’ experiences to the fore but is fundamentally about us all.”

Sensitivity: Public

a little space will play at Derby Theatre from Thursday 27 until Saturday 29 February. The show has been commissioned by HOME, Manchester and The Place, London, both of which will stage it this year.

Tickets are now on sale. For more information, please call 01332 593939, text 07717 346964 or visit www.derbytheatre.co.uk

Age guide: 12+

About Author /

Kath is an actor, singer and writer with a passion for theatre. She has been reviewing for At The Theatre since 2014. Kath has a Masters in Performance at Liverpool Hope University and is Creative Engagement Worker for B arts, a participatory arts organisation.

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