Gecko Presents

The Wedding

Created by Amit Lahav Designer Rhys Jarman Lighting Designer Joe Hornsby Sound Designer Mark Cunningham Original Music by Dave Price

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?

Interview with creator of The Wedding and Gecko Artistic Director, Amit Lahav 

Running time: 80 mins approx. (without an interval)

Age guidance: 14+

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Special Events

Panel Discussion

Following the show on Tuesday 23 January, 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.

The panel will include:
- Gecko Artistic Director: Amit Lahav
- One of the performers from The Wedding
- Valerie Sadoh: an artist from Watford who has been working with Gecko on physical theatre workshops to bring together young people from a local and migrant or refugee background.
- Amy Reade, Artistic Associate at Good Chance Theatre, a company building temporary theatres of hope promoting freedom of expression, creativity and dignity for everyone.
- Chris Ogle from Links4Growth, an organisation focused on rebuilding community from the grassroots up.

Post Show Discussion

Following the show on Wednesday 24 January, Gecko will host a discussion giving you the opportunity to share your thoughts and questions with the performers and Artistic Director Amit Lahav.

Workshop: Making Change

Venue details: Steve Burke Rehearsal Studio at Watford Palace Theatre
Date: Saturday 27 January
Time: 2.30pm-5.30pm

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 Chris Ogle from Links4Growth, an organisation focused on rebuilding community from the grassroots up.
Come in comfy clothes, expect some play, some discussion and hopefully some inspiration and change.

Places on the workshop are limited and free to book. For more information and to book a place please contact enquiries@watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

 

 

Reviews

“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

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Tickets

Box Office 01923 225671

Tickets

£15.50 (concessions £2 off)

School rates available, please contact the Box Office on 01923 225671