Mind the Gap and Gecko Theatre have turned their joint production of A Little Space into a movie that is free to view online.
Set in a bleak apartment block, A Little Space follows the lives of five people exploring what happens when they connect and disconnect from each other, whether through choice or through isolation.
It draws on the performers’ own experiences becoming powerful piece of physical theatre when it first toured in 2019. The cast used movement, imagery, sound, and lighting to portray the needs, desires, and fears of the characters.
The two theatre companies worked with award-winning Newcastle-based Meerkat Films to bring the piece to the screen and promise that audiences can expect ‘a mash up of theatre and film’.
“Streaming has come into its own throughout the pandemic and that’s been hugely beneficial for everyone,” says Co-Creator Charli Ward from Mind the Gap.
“But this is much more than streaming a theatre production into homes and venues – what we have done is made a piece of theatre into a film and the result is wonderful hybrid of both.”
The opportunity to record a filmed version came in June 2020 when it was commissioned by The Space, a digital agency that help promote engagement across the arts and cultural sector.
A Little Space premieres on You Tube and Facebook on Saturday 17th July at 5pm and is free to watch. https://www.facebook.com/MtGStudios