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For my work experience I knew I wanted to do something performing arts based. I was recommended Gecko by quite a few people so I decided to apply to do my work experience for a week here after having a look at some of the previous breathtaking work. I am...

Over the course of the past week running from Monday 9th July 2018 - Friday 13th July 2018, I have been in an overwhelmingly privileged position to have worked with the office team at Gecko. Particularly because I knew the industry I was about to become a part of was one...

After a hefty 6 hour journey from Exeter to Ipswich, I was warmly welcomed by my lovely host Maggi and the magnificent Milly (her dog), who I stayed with during my time at the Gecko Office – highly recommend her place! I had just finished my Drama degree at the University...

I headed down to Ipswich on a brisk February morning, not sure quite what to expect at the end of a very, very, (very, very, very) long journey from The North – only to find a lovely house to stay in - complete with ADORABLE dog, and an office full...

Following Gecko's Wellcome funded project around Institute in Autumn 2016, Ezra Hewing, Head of Mental Health Education at Suffolk Mind, has written the following article entitled 'Physical Theatre Meets Mental Health'. A project involving Gecko, a physical theatre company based in Ipswich, and charity Suffolk Mind has resulted in a new...

Despite only spending three days working at Gecko, I feel as if I’ve learned a lot about working in the more admin-orientated side of theatre. I kicked things off by scrolling through Gecko’s website, and familiarising myself with Gecko’s past and present work. I then spent the remainder of my three...

EDFRINGE TIPS As everyone gears up for the start of the festival this week - here are 3 top tips for enjoying the festival from our Associate Director Rich.   1. GO DIGITAL Don’t worry about picking up flyers; social media is the new flyering! Save the trees – let’s go digital! Every...

For our second Ed Blog, we thought we’d share with you an article The Stage wrote about The Dreamer after its first performances in Shanghai last October. In it, Rich and Chris explain how the idea for The Dreamer came about, how Gecko and SDAC made the show together and...

My experience working at Gecko has been great. I got to see the financial side of a theatre company and how much work is put in behind scenes. I was fascinated by Gecko’s work because of how amazing their physical theatre sequences are. On my first day I was able to...

I first saw Gecko’s Institute two years and was captivated by the company’s effortless blend of dynamic physical comedy with aesthetically pleasing dance sequences. I went on to create a series of short pieces for my Drama and Performance Studies A Levels, inspired by their eclectic use of styles and...