A giant piece of outdoor theatre coming to Halifax and Southwark

Date: 19 April 2019 to 11 May 2019

Location: The Piece Hall, Halifax and Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Southwark

A dramatic collaboration with England's largest disabled-learning theatre company

We're delighted to be working with Mind the Gap, Europe's largest learning-disabled theatre company, on a two-location showing of Zara: Daughters of Fortune - a provocative new show which will be staged at the Piece Hall in Halifax in April 2019, followed by a second performance in Southwark, London in May 2019.

Five years in the making, Zara is the pinnacle of Mind the Gap’s ‘Daughters of Fortune’ project and we’re thrilled to be collaborating with them on this final piece in their creative journey.

This compelling new piece of work tells the story of the caring relationship between mother Zara and the fight to protect her daughter Eva through a mix of narrative devices in an outdoor performance that brings larger than life filmic qualities to a both of these dramatic locations. Centrepiece to the show is a giant baby along with 3D projection mapping and a cast of performers and musicians.

More details to follow as the development of this brave new piece of theatrical polemic unfolds.

Zara: Daughters of Fortune is a joint collaboration between Walk the Plank and Mind the Gap.

Tickets are now on sale for both locations and can be purchased through the Zara microsite

The Piece Hall, Halifax, West Yorkshire - 19th & 20th April, 9pm
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Home of the Imperial War Museum - 10th & 11th May, 8pm


"Mind the Gap have always been at the forefront of theatre that challenges society's misconceptions of the abilities of people with a learning disability, which is why we seized on this opportunity to work with them on this thought-provoking new piece of work. Expect to be challenged, surprised and emotionally engaged from start to finish." Liz Pugh, Creative Producer.
Project Specification
Project Scale
Creative Content
Mobile structures
Projection/video mapping
Site responsive performance