We exist both where we’ve come from and where we’re going.
As a young child in 1932, Leah embarked on an epic journey from Yemen to Palestine. Ninety years later her grandson imagines the voyage her family made to escape persecution and build a better life.
Artistic Director Amit Lahav, together with Gecko’s extraordinary ensemble of international devising performers presents a provocative story of desperation and compassion. At a time when the re-birth of community and acceptance seem vital to our survival, they bring their own experiences of migration, racism, empathy and home to this poetically intoxicating performance. Prepare to be moved to the core by Gecko’s hypnotising beauty, compelling global soundtrack, and unbarred emotion. Look inwards and ask ‘Who am I, and where do I belong?’
‘For sheer visual lushness you can’t beat Gecko, a company which under the direction of Amit Lahav has developed a distinct theatrical style which is unique in British theatre’ – Lyn Gardner (Stage Door, June 2022).
The Gecko identity is based on a deep interest in human beings and their extraordinary and challenging journeys to express feelings and emotions in society. Our work is made by and for people from a multitude of cultures in an attempt to represent everyone, regardless of age, gender and background. We use multiple languages in our work and tell universal stories through movement and emotion, sound, lighting and set design, allowing people from all backgrounds and nationalities to access our work.
Our work is inspired by our audiences and explores and reflects issues relevant to a modern diverse society; we want to speak directly to the individual and for them to engage fully with the content. We want to remove barriers to this engagement for as many people and cultures as possible. We want audiences to experience a unique, high quality theatrical experience.
Commissioned by the National Theatre – supported by HOME.
Image Credit: Richard Haughton
Just arrived back home after seeing the extraordinary @GeckoTheatre ‘Kin’ at @HOME_mcr . Absolutely breathtaking! A truly visceral journey of epic portions. You must catch this show wherever you can! (Warwick next, Poole and Norwich)
— Maxine Peake (@MPeakeOfficial) September 29, 2022
— Nathan Bryon (@NathanBryon) September 27, 2022
I was fortunate enough to see Kin tonight and it was, in a word, breathtaking. One of the most thought-provoking shows I’ve seen, it’ll stay with me for a long, long time. Outstanding work from @GeckoTheatre. https://t.co/SwAc89fvGC
— Katie Salt (@saltsaltorsalt) September 27, 2022
Kin from @GeckoTheatre was incredible! My mouth was actually open watching the performers move on stage. Beautiful stories woven together. Couldn’t find LX designer but shout out to them. Great night at the theatre! pic.twitter.com/Rm7nHeHfsm
— Sarah Chapleo (She/ her) (@SarahChapleo) September 27, 2022
— Chorlton High School (@chorltonhigh) September 27, 2022