Leave the Light on for Me

Mind the Gap

Leave the Light on for Me.

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 will be 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. Leave the Light on for Me is a joyous and rebellious outdoor performance that explores climate change and justice from a fresh perspective.

Partnership with University of Leeds: Mind the Gap is working with research partner, Dr Jen Dyer from the University of Leeds, to creatively explore people with learning disabilities’ thoughts, knowledge and understanding of climate change. This will not only allow the experiences, needs and preferences of this community to be heard and acknowledged, but it will also contribute to a growing body of literature around the potential of participatory theatre as a research method to involve a wider pool of people.

Paul Bates – Understudy
Alison Colborne – Siri
Joanne Haines – Jenny
Charlotte Jones – Maisy
Howard Davies – Planet Inspector
Alan Clay – Planet Inspector


Where? The Hayes
When? TBC

Language: English (with surtitles)
Age Recommendation: All ages
Running time: 35 minutes

Tickets: Free Event