Théâtre de l’Entrouvert24 - 26 Jan
Thomas Monckton / Circo Aereo24 - 26 Jan
Thu 24 - Sat 26 Jan
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Seducing audiences with intricate choreography, provocative narratives and vivid symbolism, The Wedding brings the union between state and individual into question amid a flurry of white dresses.
From a chute they emerge giddy as newborns, clutching teddy bears expectantly. But things soon turn business-like, with doubt, regret and a creeping sense of dislocation entering the physically emotive language of the faultless nine-strong ensemble, their thrillingly tribal and rhythmic finale promising revolution and hope.
Physical theatre company Gecko set stages alight with ‘hugely visual, exuberantly choreographed and often poetically lush shows’ (Guardian). Led by Artistic Director Amit Lahav, they meld heightened movement with spectacular staging and minimal dialogue to confront big themes, specifically tackling community and isolation within The Wedding.
‘‘Gecko combine a deliciously warped imagination with all-out physical daring" The Times
"There’s a terrific ensemble at work in a show that bursts with the joy of union"
"Gecko’s particular style of theatre has, I think, absolutely found its moment"
British Theatre Guide
"As the lights fade, the audience erupts into spontaneous applause… masterpiece"
Presented by LIMF in association with the Barbican
Amit Lahav Creator
Rhys Jarman Design
Joe Hornsby Lighting
Jonathan Everett Sound
Dave Price Original Music
Rich Rusk Associate Director
Gayle Playford Costumes
Richard Haughton Photos
Lucia Chocarro, Chris Evans, Madeleine Fairminer, Anna Finkel, Katie Lusby
Ryen Perkins-Gangnes, Uroš Petronijević, Dan Watson, Kenny Wing Tao Ho
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Supported by Arts Council England and Ipswich Borough Council. The Wedding is a Gecko production. Co-commissioned by DanceEast and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, Northern Stage, HOME Manchester, and Beijing 707 N-Theatre Co. Ltd (Edinburgh Fringe Showcase in China), in association with Lighthouse, Poole and Warwick Arts Centre, supported by The Point, Eastleigh.