Mia: Daughters of Fortune
Having kids is not an easy decision: Can I afford it? Have I got enough room? Will I screw it up? Now imagine making these decisions if you have a learning disability. Woah – wait a minute… learning-disabled parents? Erm, can they do that? Do they even have sex?
Yes, yes, ‘they’ do.
Fast moving, raw and eye-opening, Mia explores the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood in today’s society. Think pop culture with popcorn, science with silliness, stories with statistics. Mia challenges the often taken for granted idea of ‘being a parent’.
A Mind the Gap production, performed by four learning-disabled artists.
Created and Directed by Joyce Nga Yu Lee.
Venue: Studio Theatre
“This play has a clear message; stop patronising and underestimating lives which you know nothing about...a much needed middle finger held high in the face of our society’s assumptions about learning disability.” ★★★★★ Rosie Hilton, A Younger Theatre (Read the full review)
“The audience will be taken through an emotional rollercoaster with every scene as the cast asks us to do a reality check on what we take for granted.” ★★★★★ Miriam Larrainzar, Ed Fest Mag (Read the full review)
“Poignant, yet without a shred of self-pity, [this] production is leavened further by a hefty dose of silly, sometimes pleasantly dark, humour.” ★★★★ Dave Fargnoli, The Stage
“Thought provoking, devoid of self-pity and stylishly presented” David Cunningham, Manchester Theatre Awards
Age Guidance: 14+ (includes adult content)
Running Time: 60 mins, plus Q+A
Group Discount: Buy 10 tickets, save 10%.