Leave the Light on For Me

Mind the Gap’s 2022 touring theatre show was a joyous and rebellious outdoor performance that explored climate change and justice from a fresh perspective.

Directors: Joyce Nga Yu Lee & Nickie Miles-Wildin

Composer & Sound Artist: Sarah Llewellyn

Designer: Maria Terry, Movement Director: Carlos Pons Guerra

Produced by Mind The Gap, Commissioned by Unlimited

The Trailer

About the Music

The electro-acoustic score combines original music, song, sound design and creative audio description. The musical themes of the characters playfully weave and develop throughout the show with soundscapes layered with recordings, spoken word and foley sfx. The lyrics and ideas for the protest song were developed during creative workshops with the core company, with contributions from the community casts and with fellow musician/ song-writer James Fox.

Listen: Protest Song

Featuring Charlotte Jones on lead vocals and voices from the cast

Sarah says...

‘It’s been fantastic to work again with Mind The Gap and to be able to explore further issues of the environment and climate crisis, something that has always been important to me since I was a child. The process of realising the music and sound has been dynamic, collaborative and one requiring a multifaceted approach. The company have infused the sound world of the piece with their energy, creativity and some great singing. I had the wonderful opportunity to work with MTG’s artist Jez Colbourne who worked as composer assistant with creative enabler Jack Yarrow. …I can’t thank them enough for all their inspired input!’

More extracts from the show

Leave the Light on for Me

The Cast

Charlotte Jones – Maisy

JoAnne Haines – Jenny

Alison Short – Iris

Alan Clay – Robert, Planet Inspector Senior

Howard Davies – Simon, Planet Inspector Junior

About The Show

Leave the Light on For Me is a piece of outdoor family theatre created for festivals by Mind the Gap. Made from the perspective of a professional cast of artists with learning disabilities and autism, audiences were taken on a journey of joy, laughter, shock and surprise. Featuring creative audio description, sustainable design and a sophisticated soundscape, this physical theatre performance aimed to make an overwhelming issue accessible and inspire everyone to do their part.

Charlotte Jones recording lead vocals for the protest song.