The Wedding

Wed 21 Feb to Sat 24 Feb 2018

PLAYHOUSE

£22 - £10

We are all married, bound by a contract. 
But what are the terms of this relationship and can we talk about divorce?

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 into Gecko’s trademark style, The Wedding brings these contracts into question with an emotionally charged and spectacular performance.

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?

Presented by Gecko
Photograph: Richard Haughton

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.

Company

Created by Amit Lahav

Designer Rhys Jarman

Lighting Joe Hornsby

Sound Mark Cunningham

Associate Director Rich Rusk

With original music by Dave Price

Costume Supervisor Gayle Playford

Producer Rosalind Wynn

Devising Performers Fionn Cox-Davies, Chris Evans, Madeleine Fairminer, Anna Finkel/Lucia Chocarro, Katie Lusby, Ryen Perkins-Gangnes, Louise Tanoto/Uros Petronijevic, Dan Watson, Kenny Wing Tao Ho

Reviews

The Wedding

★★★★
“Heart pounding drama… get ready to be blown away”

The Wedding

★★★★★
“A visual feast”

The Wedding

“There’s a terrific ensemble at work in a show that bursts with the joy of union”

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Trailer

The Wedding
LEARNING

Panel discussion

Exploring two key themes from the show – integration and social cohesion, and affecting change in the community
Fri 23 Feb, following the 7.30pm performance | FREE
LEARNING

Backchat

A relaxed discussion with members of the cast immediately after the performance
Thu 22 Feb, following the 5.30pm performance | FREE
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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