A Little Space

A Mind the Gap & Gecko co-production

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.

But it can be an unpredictable space too, where voices are funnelled away, fears leak through the floorboards, songs light up the room and you never know who’s listening behind the door. A place where whispers come to life and one kind gesture could change everything.

This intricately crafted performance combines Gecko’s unique blend of theatre, choreography and stunning imagery with incredible performers from Mind the Gap.


21 November 2019
Square Chapel Arts Centre
Halifax, UK

26 – 27 November 2019
Mumford Theatre (in partnership with Cambridge Junction)
Cambridge, UK

29 November 2019
Canterbury, UK

3 – 5 December 2019
The Old Market
Brighton, UK

12 – 15 February 2020
HOME Manchester
Manchester, UK


Created by Dan WatsonRich RuskCharli Ward and Karen Bartholomew

Devising Performers:
Paul Bates
Lorraine Brown
Alison Colborne
JoAnne Haines
Charlotte Jones

Producers: Rosalind Wynn (for Gecko) & Deborah Dickinson (for Mind the Gap)
Design: Rhys Jarman
Lighting Design: Chris Swain
Original Music: Dave Price
Sound Design: Mark Melville 
Associate Director: Helen Baggett
Associate Designer: Becky-Dee Trevenen
Production Manager: Hannah Blamire
Company Stage Manager: Melissa Conyers

Click here to visit Mind the Gap’s website.



“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 on Mind the Gap’s Contained

“It is many years since I have seen anything like this quality of movement, imagination and theatricality.” Sydney Morning Herald on Gecko’s Institute


Gecko is supported by Arts Council England and Ipswich Borough Council. A Little Space is a Mind the Gap and Gecko co-production, commissioned by HOME Manchester and The Place.