Ahoy there! We’re Mind the Gap
We’re an award-winning touring theatre company, based in Bradford, and we work with and train learning disabled actors
. Hereafter known as kings n queens of the high seas, arrr.
Our work raises people's expectations
of what theatre can be and what people with learning disabilities are capable of. We produce excellent quality theatre
and provide opportunities
that wouldn't otherwise exist.
Our 2013 touring performance will be an adaptation of Treasure Island
We want to create a fun free-to-download pirate app
, which can be shared easily and widely. We’ll use this to reach lots of new people and ask them to join us, be involved in our productions and support us to make new projects and activities happen.
The future funding for arts organisations in the UK is uncertain
. Your donation will help us fill the hole in the map, marked ‘here be dragons’, and with continued public support, enable our work with learning disabled actors and musicians to continue for many years to come.
We’ve recently been awarded Catalyst support from the Arts Council, which promotes private giving and they will match every £1 we raise this way. So, for every £25 you give us, we’re actually raising £50
. Bountiful treasure!
We like to entertain people, make them think and show them a good time, so although we're asking you to dip in your pocket, we're also hoping you'll join us for the journey
and enjoy the ride! And we've a haul of special pirate booty to thank ye for yer support!
Please pledge anything you can, tell people about us, and come on board and be part of our crew…
You can find out more about our work here: http://www.mind-the-gap.org.uk
Follow the adventures of Chris the Cabin Boy here, and pledge yer allegiance!http://vimeo.com/50755725
- Cabin Boy Chris meets new friends at t'Dockshttp://vimeo.com/50760971
- Cabin Boy Chris is in a pickle! Turns out those 'friends' aren't so friendly, arrrhttp://vimeo.com/50778251
- Cabin Boy Chris be forced to walk the plank!http://vimeo.com/50778854
- Cabin Boy Chris got away from the sharks but his troubles are far from over...
Thank ye!*app’s be them thar things on mobile phones and aye-pads; games, adventures and the like! We’ll be asking ye for yer best pirate recommendations as we go along too, arrr…This project is part of the NCVO Crowdfunding Challenge 2012 - follow the challenge on Twitter at #crowdfunding2012