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The Wedding – Barbican, London

black and white image of five people at work

Creator: Amit Lahav Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Physical-theatre company Gecko give a whole new meaning to the idea of being married to your job in their new show The Wedding which arrives at the Barbican for a short run as part of the London International Mime Festival. Known for their integrative approaches to storytelling that often combines dance, movement and music, this ...

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The Wedding – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Gecko's The Wedding

Creator: Amit Lahav and The Company Associate Director: Rich Rusk Original Music: Dave Price Reviewer Glen Pearce Those familiar with Gecko’s work will know that there is rarely such a thing as a finished work, with director Amit Lahav constantly evolving and reviewing pieces. It was, therefore, inevitable that the work in progress showing of their latest piece, The Wedding, ...

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Gecko: Institute – HOME, Manchester

Artistic Director: Amit Lahav Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Founded in 2001, Gecko is an award-winning physical theatre company led by Artistic Director Amit Lahav, who remains a compelling central devising performer within the company’s diverse range of work. Institute, their latest show, has been two years in the making and is a careful and detailed examination of the ways we care ...

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Institute – The Place, London

Gecko - Institute

Devising Performers: Chris Evans, Amit Lahav, Ryen Perkins-Gangnes, François Testory Director: Amit Lahav Reviewer: Maryam Philpott "We are entering a time in which we are potentially more fractured and disconnected from one another than ever before," says Gecko’s Artistic Director, Amit Lahav, "despite the multiple alternative ways to engage that technology offers us." Big cities, like London, can be notoriously ...

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Institute – Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Director: Amit Lahav Reviewer: Claire Hayes Gecko’s latest creation deals with the stuff of life itself. Institute is a raw, heart-rending, high energy exploration into the triumphs and despair of the human condition, encapsulated in a Kafkaesque world of unfathomable filing cabinets. Each of the four performers within Institute has their own story to tell, but don’t expect a clear ...

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Institute – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Amit Lahav Design: Rhys Jarman and Amit Lahav Reviewer: Michelle Haynes In a world where we are becoming increasingly disconnected through new technology and the obsession with success, do people still care for one another? Institutionalised by capitalist society, Gecko Theatre’s production Institute explores the human nature of compassion and reliance on each other among the monotony of daily ...

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