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The cast of Birdie gathered around a cart built of random objects.

Mind the Gap presents Birdie

Event details

Featuring three professional actors with learning disabilities, Birdie is an experience like no other, blending intricate choreography, original music, and captivating object manipulation to tell a powerful story about climate change.

The show centres around the character Homie, who travels with their incredible self-contained mobile home, determined to make a difference in the face of the daunting climate crisis. Along the way, Homie meets Birdie, a new friend who’s struggling to navigate a world filled with plastics and pollution. But with Homie’s help, Birdie embarks on a journey towards freedom and hope, inspiring everyone around them to take positive action and stand up for what’s right.

But the excitement doesn’t end there! After the show, the audience will have the chance to interact with Homie’s incredible mobile home, complete with designs that make climate change accessible and easy to understand.

Then, you and your family can unleash your creativity with arts and crafts, making pledges and creating artwork that will be displayed as part of the show’s tour and online for everyone to see.

Approx 60 mins

Free – no booking required

About Mind the Gap

Bold, cutting edge, world class theatre since 1988, Mind the Gap is England’s leading learning disability performance and live arts company. Mind the Gap delivers a wide-ranging programme of work that falls into three different areas:

Performance & Live Art – creating bold, cutting edge, world-class performance and live art events that put people with a learning disability and autism at the heart of the artistic process.

Talent Development – the Academy provides a range of different courses that nurture and develop the talents and skills of people with learning disabilities and autism.

Sector Leadership – collaboration and partnership with other organisations is key to ensuring that the arts sector is more inclusive to people with learning disabilities and autism