We are all married, bound by a contract. But what are the terms of this relationship and can we talk about divorce?
In a blur of wedding dresses and contractual obligations, Gecko (Institute) return to HOME with an extraordinary ensemble who guide us through the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation.
We 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?
Gecko is an internationally acclaimed physical theatre company combining movement, imagery and provocative narratives to create emotionally charged and spectacular performances inspired by the complexity of human nature.
★★★★★ “The Wedding is performed with the precision and devotion only a show that’s three years in the making can deliver… It’s absolutely not to be missed… A gripping 80 minutes of visceral physical theatre.” – North West End
★★★★ “The Wedding offers its own remarkable, mesmerising take on the world we live in, full of horror and hope, fortitude and fear, love and lamentation… An amazing achievement” – Attitude
“This is a production that you need to absorb rather than understand… It all comes together and it’s surprisingly satisfying. Dystopian yes, at times bleak, but ultimately with a positive message.” – Quiet Man Dave
“A unique and complex experience… Wonderful stuff… One of the most extraordinary evenings I’ve spent in a theatre in a long time.” – Ghostly Tom’s Travel Blog
“The combination of spellbinding music, mesmerising dance moves and narratives in languages from all over the world, make it a truly entertaining and thought-provoking experience, no matter what message you take from it.” – Mancunian Matters
“Impressive… Top-notch, very entertaining.” – Jildy Sauce
“There are also some beautiful images in this 80-minute piece… Performed with great conviction and gusto” – The Stage
★★★★ “Gecko once again prove why they are renowned for their undeniably captivating style of physical theatre” – Underdog Reviews
“High on energy and buzzing with ideas and concepts… The end piece is triumphant as everyone comes together in a marriage of love.” – Live Art Alive
Find out more about Gecko: The Guardian
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.
Information for Schools and Colleges:
Gecko is currently listed as a prescribed practitioner on the AQA specification for AS and A-Level Drama, a suggested company on the International Baccalaureate Theatre course guide and have recently created a resource pack for OCR’s new AS and A-Level Theatre specification.
Join us for a post-show panel discussion following the Wed 13 Sep performance, when Gecko’s Artistic Director Amit Lahav and the full cast of The Wedding will discuss the themes developed in the show and answer any question you may have.