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Gecko and Mind the Gap explore our desire to escape into our own little space

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Two of the UK’s most innovative theatre companies,Gecko and Mind the Gap, are to bring their first co-production to the Oxford Playhouse on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March.

A Little Space is a devised piece that explores what happens when people connect and disconnect from each other, whether through choice or through isolation. Drawing on the performers’ own experiences, it uses imagery, sound, language and physicality to portray the needs, desires and fears of the subject.

Mind the Gap has an internationally respected methodology and approach to its work and is considered a beacon for learning disability arts and artists; 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.

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.”

A Little Space has been commissioned by HOME, Manchester and The Place, London.

Tickets for A Little Space at The Oxford Playhouse start at £10 and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at www.oxfordplayhouse.com.

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