A giant outdoor theatre event for the whole family, Mind The Gap & Walk The Plank
With a soaring musical score, a cast of over 100, cherry pickers, tanks, 3D projections and a mechanical, moving ‘baby’ that’s bigger than a double decker bus, ZARA, a one-off, unique experience. A giant outdoor theatre event for the whole family, which tells the epic story of one learning disabled mother and her fight to protect her baby.
Full, cast, company and crew credits and more about the show. Official ZARA programme
ZARA took over the courtyard of the stunning, recently refurbished Piece Hall in Halifax on 19 & 20 April 2019.
Zara’s world debut at The Piece Hall in Halifax received astonishing levels of media coverage in the national press (Guardian, Times and Telegraph, Singapore Straits Times), regional press, BBC Yorkshire, BBC News online and the BBC’s One Show – plus a swathe of incredible responses on social media.
Zara headed to London for its second round of performances for two nights on Friday May 10 and Saturday May 11 where it received further critical acclaim.
‘This is Zara, an ambitious, original and delightfully weird…Like Brecht before her, Lee has struck lucky by finding an ingenious musical collaborator. Her Kurt Weill is Sarah Llewellyn, whose atmospheric score (and remarkably sophisticated song about poo – no, really) is the most impressive part of the show….Imagine an LSD trip directed by Ken Loach, and you’re halfway there..’ Tristram Fane Saunders, Telegraph May 2019
ZARA is the third instalment of the Daughters of Fortune project, which explores learning disability and parenthood. Sister projects include Anna – a forum theatre workshop, Mia – a national touring theatre performance, and Paige – a research project.
The Daughters of Fortune project would not have been possible if it wasn’t for financial support from the following funders.
Mind the Gap is one of Europe’s leading learning disability theatre companies.
Walk the Plank one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts companies
Emergency Exit Arts (EEA) is one of the UK’s pioneering outdoor arts companies
Illuminos’ work is a fusion of the digital with the public realm