Outdoor arts company Walk the Plank and Bradford-based disabled learning theatre company Mind the Gap will use the space as a storage and rehearsal facility as they prepare for their joint production of ZARA: Daughters of Fortune, a brave new outdoor show which has its world debut at The Piece Hall in Halifax this Easter.
Performed by disabled-learning actors, with a soaring musical score, a cast of over 100, cherry pickers, tanks, 3D projections and a mechanical, moving ‘baby’ that’s bigger than a double decker bus, ZARA tells the epic story of one learning disabled mother and her fight to protect her baby.
Heather Aspin, Senior Surveyor at LSH, manages the site on behalf of Canal & River Trust. She commented:
“As a team, we’re constantly looking for innovative ways to drive value for our clients’ portfolios through proactive asset management strategies.
“Short-term lets are a great way of leveraging additional revenue from surplus property assets and are something we’ve introduced across several of our managed sites. The fact that our client is able to support the production of a show which is raising awareness about the challenges faced of parenting with learning disabilities makes it all the more worthwhile.”
The show will be staged at the Piece Hall in Halifax in April 2019, followed by a second performance in Southwark, London in May 2019.
ZARA: Daughters of Fortune has a limited run in Yorkshire and London: Friday 19 and Saturday 20 April 2019 at The Piece Hall, Halifax. Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (home of Imperial War Museum), London, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May 2019.
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