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The Wedding // 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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Gecko's The Wedding // Director’s note

Inspiration for creating work is all around us.

It’s in our personal lives, in the news, politics, and in the relationships that we have with our friends, families and colleagues. By delving further into these relationships, I was struck by a sense that we are all married, bound by the many contracts of modern life. The Wedding is inspired by these complexities of human nature: the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation. For this show we have created a dystopian world in which every one of us is a bride, wedded to society. But what are the terms of this relationship? And can we consider a divorce?

Amit Lahav, Director of The Wedding and Artistic Director of Gecko

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The Wedding
Institute // reviews

★★★★
Financial Times

★★★★★
“Institute is a piece of physical and visual theatre capable of swallowing you whole”
Exeunt

★★★★★
“Overwhelming… one’s memories of the performance will stay forever.”
The Public Reviews

★★★★★
“Everything is faultlessly delivered.”
All Edinburgh Theatre

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Gecko's Institute // Director’s note

When the time comes, will anyone really care?

This feels to me like the right time to be asking this question. We are entering a time in which we are potentially more fractured and disconnected from one another than ever before. Are we losing our ability to read each other and therefore protect and care for one another? Alongside this, the notion of care has become a political currency, spoken about in the media every day. Institute is driven by Gecko’s desire to explore complexities in human nature; our impulse to care and our complete reliance on one another. We’ve created a very intimate, funny and revealing experience in Gecko's physical, honest and generous style. A world where everyone relies on someone to catch them!”

Amit Lahav,
Director of Institute and Artistic Director of Gecko

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A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer
A Pacifist’s Guide to being a good friend to someone who has cancer

1. Try not to say “What can I do?” or “How can I help?” Those are too open-ended and it’s too easy to reply “Don’t worry, I’m fine.” What you can say is: “I’m coming over and I’m going to make dinner and I’m going to clean your kitchen, is that OK?”

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