Mia: Daughter of Fortune

Wed 9th – Sun 27th Aug 2017


“Mind The Gap tackles learning disability and parenthood at the Fringe with Mia: Daughter of Fortune”





Mind The Gap


Bradford based Mind the Gap, England’s largest learning disability theatre company (the only learning disability theatre company performing at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017), are bringing their latest production, Mia: Daughters of Fortune, to Summerhall - Tuesday 8 to Sunday 27 August 2017, except Mondays (14.45 to 15.45) - as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Mia is a fast moving, raw and eye-opening production that explores the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood in today’s society, a piece of theatre dealing with humanity that will resonate with everybody with or without a disability.

Powerfully performed by four professional learning disabled artists Alan Clay, Alison Short, JoAnne Haines and Anna Gray and created and directed by Mind the Gap’s Resident Director Joyce Nga Yu Lee, Mia challenges the often taken for granted idea of ‘being a parent’.

Using recorded video and live camera work, a surreal game show, dance and movement and audience interaction, together with accomplished, engaging and graceful physical performances, Mia’s hard-hitting central message is that parents with learning disabilities face an uphill struggle against a well intentioned but sometimes inflexible system to win the right to have and, most importantly, keep their children.

Admission: £10(£8)

Summerhall (The old lab)

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