Zara is set to be a giant outdoor theatre event like no other, in one of our favourite places, the historic courtyard of Halifax’s Piece Hall.
Doyennes of outdoor spectacle, Walk The Plank and leading learning disability theatre Mind The Gap, join forces to supersize the issues raised by learning disability and parenthoood.
This giant outdoor theatre event for the whole family will tell the epic story of one learning disabled mother and her fight to protect her baby.
With a soaring musical score, a cast of over 100, cherry pickers, tanks, 3D projections on an epic scale and a mechanical, moving ‘baby’ that’s bigger than a double decker bus, Zara promises to be something else.
Mind The Gap aim to make great theatre that makes audiences think differently. This co-production with Walk The Plank then, purveyors of ambitious, large-scale outdoor arts events across the world, is set to be powerful stuff.
We love that the community have been involved in the making of the piece, helping to delve deep into the issues raised from the experiences of learning disabled parents, and performing alongside the professional cast.
We can’t think of a better place for such an epic premiere than the expansive, landscaped open-air courtyard of the monumental Grade I listed Piece Hall. Think Somerset House meets one of the great historic squares of Europe for the North, it’s heaven for those who don’t want to feel restrained by more conventional arts experiences.
Arrive early for the bars, food-stalls and pre-show entertainment before choosing your spot on the steps, or on the plaza itself.