Gecko

Gecko creates visual, visceral and ambitious theatre to inspire, move and entertain its audiences. 

Gecko was founded in 2001 and is led by Artistic Director Amit Lahav. With an expanding ensemble of international performers and makers, Gecko creates work through collaboration, experimentation and play. Its work is global. It tours nationally and internationally, and continues to develop strong partnerships around the world. Working across all age groups, nationalities and forms, Gecko celebrates diversity.

  • Image: Missing Photographer: Richard Haughton
  • Image: Institute Photographer: Farrows Creative

Productions

Missing

  • Duration:
  • People on road: 10
  • Freight: No freight necessary
  • Freight details: Set and technical equipment is to be transported in a 45ft trailer by land & in a 40ft high cube container by sea. Weight approx. 2,600kg

Description:

Missing is a journey into the depths of a person’s psyche: as Lily unearths her forgotten past the truth changes everything. Enter a deliciously warped Gecko world of striking imagery, multiple languages and beautiful music.

Supported by Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich in association with Warwick Arts Centre and DanceEast.

Institute

  • Duration:
  • People on road: 9
  • Freight: No freight necessary
  • Freight details: Contact Gecko for freight details

Description:

Institute is driven by Geckoʼs desire to explore complexities in human nature, our impulse to care and our complete reliance on one another. We are entering a time in which we are potentially more fractured and disconnected than ever before – when the time comes, will anyone really care?

Set in a warped world of emotional compartmentalisation and treatment, where memories are filed and relationships scrutinised, patient becomes carer and vice versa. Four people undergo a series of extraordinary physical ‘treatments’ as they struggle to prepare themselves for the outside world.

But a Gecko world is never as it first appears...

Wraparound work

Gecko offers educational workshops for:

Students and community groups:
Using Missing as a starting point, the workshop explores ways of devising from scratch. It gives students a practical and intense insight into how Gecko makes work and leaves them with skills and experiences to embark on their own devising projects with confidence and new ideas.

Teachers and trainers:
This workshop looks at skills and techniques that are particularly useful in creating and developing a strong ensemble. Using Gecko’s games and exercises, and framed with discussions and examples, participants gain some practical tools to take back to their own settings.

Actors and practitioners:
Masterclasses led by Amit Lahav provide an intense immersion into Gecko’s style of devising and performing.

Press Comments & Testimonials

"Physical theatre company Gecko’s latest dance drama is a living, breathing patchwork quilt of visual illusions, multiple languages and original music ... both wonderfully uplifting and desperately sad"

Sally Stott, The Stage

"Gecko’s particular style of theatre has, I think, absolutely found its moment"

Gail-Nina Anderson, British Theatre Guide

"Gecko combine a deliciously warped imagination with all-out physical daring" 

Donald Hutera, The Times

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Details

Artistic Director(s)

Amit Lahav

Contact details

Belinda Farrell
General Manager

Ivry House
23 Henley Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 3TF

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