Award-winning physical theatre company Gecko’s The Wedding focuses on personal and political marriage and visits Manchester’s HOME for a limited run from 12th – 16th September before touring in the West Country.
Gecko’s seventh creation is inspired by the complexities of human nature: the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation. We are all married, bound by a contract. But what are the terms of this relationship? And can we consider a divorce?
The ensemble of nine international performers guides audiences through a blur of wedding dresses and contractual obligations in a dystopian world where we are all brides, wedded to society.
Combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives in Gecko’s trademark style, The Wedding brings these contracts into question.
Gecko is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed physical theatre company, led by Artistic Director Amit Lahav. Established in 2001, Gecko has developed 6 full-length shows, numerous youth
Lahav has devised a rigorous and productive process of developing a show over a period of two years, including an initial phase of development followed by a Creation Tour in which the show changes and progresses dramatically.
Amit Lahav, Gecko’s Artistic Director said: “Our first experience with HOME was last year with Institute. I think we all felt that there was a chemistry with the HOME team and its place in the City; a shared vision regarding our style and approach to performance.
“So there was little surprise that the audience’s response was so warm and energised. We are delighted that HOME has supported us through the process of making The Wedding and look forward to developing our relationship with our Manchester friends.”
12th – 16th September | HOME | Manchester, UK
3rd October | Lighthouse Poole | Poole, UK
6th – 7th October | Hall For Cornwall | Cornwall, UK