International

We caught up with our Executive Producer Rosalind Wynn during our international tour with one central question in mind: what role does the producer play in international touring? Here's how she replied...

As part of our May 2018 tour of Asia, the social media account Hao Xi (Good Play) had a few questions for Amit (Artistic Director) and Rich Rusk (Associate Director). They talk about life on the road, updating Chinese classics, and the audience's crucial role in Gecko shows...

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...

As the team head back out to Shanghai to re-work The Dreamer, Rich reflects on one of the most influential moments of last year, and how that impacted on the creation of the show. The Dreamer is Gecko's first ever international co-production (with Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre) and was created...

Here's the first in a series of posts from our man in Shanghai. There is just something about Shanghai that really gets me buzzing. The city has such character, such life. We are living and working in the French concession, a leafy maze of café’s and boutiques, the streets here are...

New tour dates for Missing in China have been announced, covering a total of 7 performances throughout January 2016. These include: 2 performances in Shantou, Guangdong Province. 3 performances in Beijing at the brand new Tianqiao Performing Arts Center. 2 performances in Shanghai.   Check the Missing page for dates, venues and more details about the...

After the workshop we are invited by some of the students and the teacher to dinner. We say yes. Mrs Song and Lincoln take us to a beautiful Cantonese place, where they teach us how to wash our plates and cutlery with tea, as is Cantonese tradition. Mrs Song is...

From Wuhan we take another bullet train at 300 km/h across misty hills and paddy fields for five hours to Shenzhen. If I’m honest I am kind of glad to leave Wuhan. I think it was my mid-tour slump, perhaps. I know that Chris Evans and Solene and Chris Swain...

“They didn’t have crispy duck so I have ordered half a goose,” Francois announces as we sit around the biggest Lazy Susan I have ever seen to celebrate Chris Evans turning 30! It turns out crispy duck is quite hard to come by this far south. We enjoyed some in...