AWARD-winning physical theatre company Gecko brings its most “ambitious” show to date to the city.
The Wedding will come to the Oxford Playhouse from March 1 to 3.
In their first ever visit to the Playhouse, Gecko taps into the complex ideas surrounding community, state and feelings of belonging all set within the ceremony and concept of marriage.
Described as “a beautiful show with visceral storytelling and emotionally fuelled physicality”, this production explores the idea of ‘forced marriage’.
It has been created to question how we are chained to society – the rules it imposes, the ideas it fills our heads with and the actions we feel we must follow.
Set in a dystopian world, The Wedding imagines we are all brides, wedded to society and bound by a contract.
It questions the terms of this relationship? And can we consider a divorce?
Tumbling through every emotion, and inciting a revolution, Gecko have created an intense show focusing on issues around migration and social cohesion.
Led by artistic director Amit Lahav, The Wedding is the perfect example of Gecko’s powerful performance style; visual, visceral and ambitious theatre crafted to inspire, move and entertain.
This production was inspired by the complexities of human nature, and brings these contracts and issues of social cohesion within communities into question.
Gecko will host a post-show panel discussion at each venue on the tour to explore two key themes from the show – integration and social cohesion, and affecting change in the community.
Audiences will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and questions with the team.
Gecko’s other productions include Institute and Missing.
Tickets for The Wedding at Oxford Playhouse start at £10 and are available from the ticket office by calling 01865 305305 or view oxfordplayhouse.com