A Little Space

A Mind the Gap & Gecko co-production

What does it mean to you to have a little space?

A space where we can escape the world and be ourselves; where no-one will ever bother us. But it can be an unpredictable space too, where voices vanish, fears leak through the floorboards and you never know who’s listening behind the door. A place where whispers come to life and one kind gesture could change everything.

A unique blend of theatre, choreography and stunning imagery.

Following the international success of Gecko’s first Associate Show The Dreamer (2016) and Mind the Gap’s giant outdoor spectacle ZARA (2019), these two performance powerhouses join forces for a captivating production.

Mind the Gap’s Charli Ward and Karen Bartholomew team up with Gecko Devising Performer Dan Watson, Associate Directors Rich Rusk and Helen Baggett, Designer Rhys Jarman, Lighting Designer Chris Swain and Composer Dave Price, to create this intricately crafted physical theatre show.


21 November 2019
Square Chapel Arts Centre
Halifax, UK

26 – 27 November 2019
Mumford Theatre (Presented by Cambridge Junction & Anglia Ruskin University)
Cambridge, UK

12 – 15 February 2020
HOME Manchester
Manchester, UK

29 November 2019
Canterbury, UK

3 – 5 December 2019
The Old Market
Hove, 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

Photographs by Chris Payne

Click here to visit Mind the Gap’s website.



“Ambitious, original and delightfully weird” ★★★★ The Telegraph on Mind the Gap’s ZARA

“Visually stunning… a feast for the eyes” ★★★★ The Scotsman on Gecko’s The Dreamer

“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.