Gecko (GB) with support by British Council in Slovenia
Running time 1 hour 20 minutes. No interval.
The performance is in twelve languages with a Slovenian summary.
Post performance talk: 19. october / 10.00 / Mezzanine SNT Maribor
Author and director Amit Lahav
Associate director Rich Rusk
Designer Rhys Jarman
Lighting designer Joe Hornsby
Sound designer Jonathan Everett
Composer David Price
Costume supervisor Gayle Playford
Lucia Chocarro, Chris Evans, Madeleine Fairminer, Vanessa Guevara Flores, Katie Lusby, Ryan Perkins-Gangnes, Uroš Petronijević, Dan Watson, Kenny Wing Tao Ho
Musicians and singers on recording
Tom Allan, Sam Burgess, Ben Hales, Frank Moon, Dave Shulman, Jon Thomas, Temesgen Zeleke
Executive producer Rosalind Wynn
Production manager Sean Ford
Company stage manager Alyssa Watts
Production electrician Hector Murray
Sound technician André Birck
The production is inspired by the complex human nature in a disharmonious confrontation between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and loneliness. In the network of wedding outfits and contractual obligations it shows a dystopian world in which we’re all married to the social system. It is an arranged marriage. And what are the fundamental conditions? Is it possible to think about a divorce?
The message is based on the cultural diversity of images, defined mostly by sound and music – a clever synthesis of well-known tunes and new compositions by the permanent artistic collaborator David Price, who articulates and emotionally builds the story and collates it into a performing whole. The soundscape is created by a mindful breath and the use of twelve languages (Basque, Serbian, Cantonese, Norwegian, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Georgian, German, Welsh, Russian and Esperanto) – it is not necessary that the audience understands every word that is spoken.
The Wedding was created in co-production with DanceEast, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, Northern Stage, HOME Manchester and 707 N-Theatre Co. Ltd Beijing (Edinburgh Fringe Showcase in China) in collaboration with Lighthouse Poole and Warwick Arts Centre and the support of the art centre The Point in Eastleigh.
Guest appearance at the Maribor Theatre Festival with support by British Council.