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    Leave the Light on for Me

    10⁠ Sep 1pm & 3pm, 11 Sep 12 Noon & 2pm
    Part of Unlimited
    Riverside Terrace, Level 2
    Performance & dance
    £12
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    A head and shoulder photograph of the main characters Maisie and Jenny. Maisie is looking directly up with mouth wide open while Jenny is looking directly at the audience with an open mouth and concerned face. They are buried in a pile of colourful illustrated rubbish. The rubbish pile extends into the distance where it meets a polluted sea occupied by an oil rig, a cooling tower pouring out smoke and a cityscape. Other illustrated elements include a tornado and a plane flying overhead.
    Illustration by Fabric Lenny

    A joyous, rebellious outdoor performance taking on climate change and justice from the perspective of artists with learning disabilities and autism.

    In the not-too-distant future, when eco rules are in force, two sisters work hard to keep their carbon footprint under control.

    When the Planet Inspectors arrive to see how they?re getting on, everything is going well until one mistake means they could be evicted.

    The sisters now have two options: pay up to offset their carbon footprint or successfully complete a series of eco challenges. Will the sisters get to stay or will they face eviction?

    Made from the perspective of a professional cast of artists with learning disabilities and autism, audiences are taken on a journey of joy, laughter, shock and surprise.

    Featuring creative audio description, sustainable design and a sophisticated soundscape, this physical theatre performance aims to make an overwhelming issue accessible and inspire everyone to do their part.

    Founded in 1988, Mind the Gap is a learning disability performance and live arts company.

    Mind the Gap creates bold, cutting edge, world class events that put people with learning disabilities and autism at the heart of the artistic process.

    Need to know

    Age recommendation

    For ages 7+

    This event is a Relaxed Performance (RP), British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and features creatively integrated Audio Description.

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    Dates & times

    10⁠ Sep 1pm & 3pm, 11 Sep 12 Noon & 2pm

    Approximate run time: 45 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    • Standard entry£12*
    • Concessions25%**


    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

    ** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

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