The Wedding

The Wedding - image of a man in a wedding dress in a balletic pose with men in a circle around him
Show Information
Showing on:
Fri 5 November 2021
Duration:
1hr 20 mins approx
Price:
Genre:
Drama
Venue:
Mercury Theatre
Age Guidance:
14+

We are all married, bound by a contract.

But what are the terms of this relationship? And can we consider a divorce?

Led by Amit Lahav, Gecko’s The Wedding 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, an 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 in the company’s trademark style, Gecko’s seventh touring production brings these contracts into question with an emotionally charged and spectacular performance.

We all want to believe in our journey, but where are we heading? Is it too late to stop, to go back, to fall in love, or to start again?

Presented by Gecko

Post-Show Q&A

Following the performance on Thu 4 Nov, Gecko will host a free 30 minute post-show discussion to give you the opportunity to share your thoughts and questions with the devising performers.

The Wedding Sound World

For each of their current touring shows Gecko have created a Sound World document to enable D/deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audience members to understand the soundscape of each show and how it feeds into the other elements of their performances. Please read the information in advance of attending the show.

Download The Wedding Sound World Document

Schools

We welcome bookings from school and college groups for this show. Our schools rate is £11.50 per ticket. Should you wish to book, please call our friendly ticket sales team on 01206 573948.

To support the return to cultural education, Gecko are offering six free workshops to state schools that book to see the show. These are offered on a first-come-first serve basis and you will be provided with a link to book once a booking for the show is confirmed. Once the six workshops have been claimed, schools can still book with a 10% discount.

Gecko have also put together an Educational Resource pack to support School visits.

Download Gecko’s Educational Resource Pack

Content Warning

Flashing lights and haze are used in the show. There is also a scene containing a fake gun and fake suicide vest and another which contains mild violence. Contains swearing.

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

The Guardian

★★★★★

A visual feast.

Theatre Bubble

★★★★

Heart pounding drama…get ready to be blown away.

The Reviews Hub

★★★★

Offers its own remarkable, mesmerising take on the world we live in, full of horror and hope, fortitude and fear, love and lamentation and is an amazing achievement.

Attitude

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