The Wedding

“There’s a terrific ensemble at work in a show that bursts with the joy of union

06 March, 2018 - 09 March, 2018

  • wheelchair access
  • hearing enhancement
  • assistance dogs
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Gecko presents

The Wedding

Tuesday 6th March - Friday 9th March 7:30pm

Created by Amit Lahav

Post show Q&A: Wed 7th Nov

At NST Campus


Suitable for ages 14+

- a scene with suicidal imagery 

- some swearing

- a scene with a character depicted as a terrorist (wearing a suicide vest, desert scarf and with a gun)


The Wedding is a Gecko production.

Supported by Arts Council England and Ipswich Borough Council.

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.

Photo credit: Rich Rusk

We are all married, bound by a contract. But what are the terms of this relationship and can we talk about divorce?

Following their sell-out tour of Institute, Gecko’s latest creation is inspired by the complexities of human nature; the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation. In a blur of wedding dresses and contractual obligations, their extraordinary ensemble of international performers guides audiences through a dystopian world in which we are all brides, wedded to society.

Combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives, The Wedding brings these contracts into question with an emotionally charged and spectacular performance. 

 

★★★★
“There’s a terrific ensemble at work in a show that bursts with the joy of union.”
The Guardian

 

★★★★★
“Heart pounding drama… get ready to be blown away”  
The Reviews Hub

 

★★★★
“A visual feast.”
Theatre Bubble

 

★★★★
“Spellbinding music, mesmerising dance moves and narratives in languages from all over the world,
make it a truly entertaining and thought-provoking experience.

Mancunian Matters

 

“Offers its own remarkable, mesmerising take on the world we live in, full of horror and hope,
fortitude and fear, love and lamentation and is an amazing achievement.”

Attitude


 

On Gecko:

“Bravery and physical distinctiveness has always distinguished Gecko’s work.”
The Guardian, Lyn Gardner

 

“This company have the extraordinary capability to pierce the heart of a subject and essentially remind us what it is to be human.”
The Reviews Hub


Free Workshop Opportunity with Gecko

Saturday 10 March 2018

Have you ever felt out of line with the way the world is going?

Would you like to see change in yourself, your community, your country, beyond?

This free 3-hour workshop offers an open space to meet other people and explore themes from Gecko’s show The Wedding as well as ideas that emerge from the group on the day.

Gecko has teamed up with the Transition Network, a movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world, to link into each town or city that we’re touring to and this workshop will be led by Gecko’s Artistic Director Amit Lahav in collaboration with a representative from Transition Southampton, raising awareness of Peak Oil and Climate Change, producing an Energy Descent Action Plan and helping to rebuild community resilience, and The Southampton Collective, a social enterprise that was set up in 2016 to progress collaborative projects in the city.

Come in comfy clothes, expect some play, some discussion and hopefully some inspiration and change. 

To reserve a space, please contact Tracey Cruickshank: [email protected]

 

Details:

Saturday 10 March 2018

Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm

Location: NST City, Studio Theatre, Guildhall Square, Southampton SO14 7DU

 

Panel Discussion

Following the show on Wednesday 7 March, Gecko will host a panel discussion that will explore two key themes from the show – integration and social cohesion, and affecting change in the community – and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts and questions with the team. Gecko Artistic Director: Amit Lahav,
The Wedding performer: Dan Watson and Zoie Golding: an artist from Southampton who has been working with Gecko on physical theatre workshops to bring together young people from a local and migrant or refugee background.

A representative from Transition Southampton, raising awareness of Peak Oil and Climate Change, producing an Energy Descent Action Plan and helping to rebuild community resilience, and The Southampton Collective, a social enterprise that was set up in 2016 to progress collaborative projects in the city.

 

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