Wed 16 Nov to Sat 19 Nov 2016


£20 - £9.50

When the time comes, will anyone really care?

Welcome to Gecko’s Institute, where forgotten stories and recycled memories pour out of filing cabinets and endless corridors. Four gripping journeys collide in an extraordinary world of breath-taking movement and exquisite storytelling.

Martin longs for one more breath with Margaret. Daniel climbs higher and higher over a towering world but will he fulfil his ambition? Stuck in this beguiling maze of officialdom they lurch from one outrageous task to another, but who is giving the orders?

We have plunged into what it means to care. We have spoken to our elders, colleagues and friends, witnessed those on the edges of society, and looked at the world around us. For two years we have honed and crafted Institute; an intimate dissection of the way we nurture and care for ourselves and each other.

Join us on a spectacularly inventive and deliciously surprising journey.

"Institute offers up sometimes comic, sometimes beautiful imagery… A visceral, physical, intriguing treat."
British Theatre Guide

A Gecko Production co-commissioned by Derby Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich. In association with DanceEast and Northern Stage.


Performer Chris Evans

Performer Amit Lahav

Performer Ryen Perkins‐Gangnes

Performer François Testory

Creator Amit Lahav

Rosalind Wynn Producer

Production Manager Nathan Johnson

Set Design Rhys Jarman and Amit Lahav

Lighting Design Chris Swain and Amit Lahav

Original Music Dave Price

Associate Director Rich Rusk

Sound Designer Nathan Johnson

Costume Supervisor Amy Cook

Musicians Dave Price & James Alsopp

Solo Vocalist François Testory

Ritual Dance Vocals Chris Evans & Amit Laha



“The choreography is wonderfully eclectic and expressive, constantly shifting styles to meet the moment, and performed by all four men with exquisite precision and feeling.”

The Financial Times


“It brought a spontaneous standing ovation that was fully and richly deserved. A wonderful piece of thought provoking physical theatre that’s an absolute joy. Just go!”

British Theatre Guide


“The attention to detail extends to all aspects of this beautifully realised production.”

The Independent