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Gigantic world premiere for Zara in Halifax this Easter

The Piece Hall prepares to host a spectacular evening of entertainment on a huge scale.

Zara at The Peice Hall by Mind the Gap
Zara at The Peice Hall by Mind the Gap

For two nights only,  The Piece Hall in Halifax is preparing to host a world premiere in a
spectacular evening of entertainment on a huge scale.

Telling a story of a mother and child against the world, Zara has a cast of over 100 actors, an army tank, cherry pickers and 4x4s; 3D illuminations will be projected on to the heritage building making it both a backdrop to the performance and central to the story.

A big baby - a key element to Zara. Credit: Mind the Gap.

A big baby – a key element to Zara. Credit: Mind the Gap.

Nicky Chance Thompson, Chief Executive of The Piece Hall says: “We are really excited to host this world premiere ahead of its London dates. It’s great news for us and great for the North of England.  The Piece Hall has hosted a vast array of events since it re-opened – from contemporary music concerts to intimate site-specific performances, circus spectacle and street theatre – and even the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow – but I think it’s the first time we’ve welcomed a giant baby!”

Zara: Daughters of Fortune has a limited run in Yorkshire and London: Friday 19 & Saturday 20 April 2019 at The Piece Hall, Halifax. Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park (home of Imperial War Museum), London, Friday 10 & Saturday 11 May 2019. Tickets are priced at £8 and are on sale now at mind-the-gap.org.uk/productions/zara

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