Gecko Theatre

The Wedding

Thursday 1 - Saturday 3 February 2018 at 8pm

Main House - Tickets: £24 - £8

14+ (contains some swearing) - 90 minutes approx.

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

Led by Amit Lahav, 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 in the company’s trademark style, Gecko’s seventh touring production brings these contracts into question with an emotionally charged and spectacular performance.

We all want to believe in our journey, but where are we heading? Is it too late to stop, to go back, to fall in love to start again?

“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

Post-show discussion: Thu 1 Feb

Post-show panel discussion: Fri 2 Feb
Gecko will host a panel discussion that will explore two key themes from the show – social cohesion, and affecting change in the community. You’ll also have the opportunity to share your thoughts and questions with the team. The panel will include:
Amit Lahav – Gecko Artistic Director
Ryen Perkins-Gangnes – performer in The Wedding
Seraina Dejaco – an artist from Nottingham who has been working with Gecko on physical theatre workshops to bring together young people from a local and migrant or refugee background
Tom Green from Counterpoint Arts, a leading national organisation in the field of arts, migration and social change.
Caroline Harmon from Marches Energy Agency and Transition Loughborough. Marches Energy Agency is an independent charity specialising in the delivery of practical, creative and effective solutions to fuel poverty, promoting energy reduction and accelerating the uptake of renewable energy solutions. Transition Loughborough is a community driven movement aimed at reducing the dependence on fossil fuels and promoting local infrastructure in Loughborough.

Free Workshop with Gecko: Making Change: Sat 3 Feb, 1 – 4pm

Schools Tickets

Schools tickets are £11 each (subject to availability). Book now by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Gecko’s education and outreach is a key area of the company’s work and they can provide workshops for GCSE, A-Level and higher education students. To find out more about booking a workshop with Gecko’s experienced company members email pippa@geckotheatre.com.
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Director’s Note

“Inspiration for creating work is all around us. It’s in our personal lives, in the news, politics, and in the relationships that we have with our friends, families and colleagues. By delving further into these relationships, I was struck by a sense that we are all married, bound by the many contracts of modern life. The Wedding is inspired by these complexities of human nature: the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation. For this show we have created a dystopian world in which every one of us is a bride, wedded to society. But what are the terms of this relationship? And can we consider a divorce?”

Amit Lahav,
Director of The Wedding and Artistic Director of Gecko

An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.

Dates & Times

The Wedding - Thu 1 Feb 8:00pm Thu 1 Feb Main House 8:00pm £24 - £8
The Wedding - Fri 2 Feb 8:00pm Fri 2 Feb Main House 8:00pm £24 - £8
The Wedding - Sat 3 Feb 8:00pm Sat 3 Feb Main House 8:00pm £24 - £8
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