Four performers portray four very familiar people, each driven by a desire to care and be cared for in this visually captivating performance. Gecko has a reputation for creating unique worlds, exquisite stagecraft and breathtaking choreography. Their latest production fuses movement, imagery and a range of choreographic styles to create an incisive look at the way we nurture and care for ourselves and each other.

“The physical theatre that Gecko create is powerful, beautiful and often unsettling… An emotionally reflective and visually beautiful show that will stick with you for a very long time.” – Quiet Man Dave

“Gecko have proven themselves to be a hugely innovative and entertaining theatre company in the past and that certainly doesn’t fail them here… A perfect storm of dark, richly entertaining and thought-provoking European theatre of the highest quality.” – The Reviews Hub

“Powerful… A visceral and physical exploration of man’s struggle with mental health.” – Humanity Hallows

★★★★ “The choreography is wonderfully eclectic and expressive, constantly shifting styles to meet the moment, and performed by all four men with exquisite precision and feeling.” – The Financial Times

★★★★ “The attention to detail extends to all aspects of this beautifully realised production.” – The Independent

★★★★★ “It brought a spontaneous standing ovation that was fully and richly deserved. A wonderful piece of thought provoking physical theatre that’s an absolute joy. Just go!” – British Theatre Guide

★★★★★ “Institute is a piece of physical and visual theatre capable of swallowing you whole. It asks you to trust it, to give yourself to it. And it’s all the more potent, all the more hypnotic, if you’re able to do it, if you let it take you.” – Exeunt

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  • Running Time: 1hr 20mins (no interval)
  • Recommended age 14+
  • This production contains strong language and smoke and haze effects.

Tickets: £23 – £10 (conc. available)

Schools & Groups Information

– Suitable for GCSE, A Level and equivalent level Theatre Studies
– £11 per ticket, 1 teacher place free with every 10 students
– Available weekdays only and must be booked in advance.
– For more information, please email