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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...

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 have always been interested in theatre, even when I was really young and we used to go and watch the rock and roll panto at the New Wolsey Theatre. I have always enjoyed drama and performing, getting the chance to be someone completely different, a made up character. So...

Before I started my work experience at Gecko I was unsure on whether I would like to pursue a career in the theatre when I am older. Luckily over the last two weeks I have had an amazing opportunity to see what it would be like.  I have always been very...

Blog | WORK EXPERIENCE WITH GECKO - Harriet The first time I saw a Gecko show was two years ago, from the very moment the performance started I was in awe! The beautiful expressive movement, the attention to detail and the unique way the show spoke to the audience on an...

We were absolutely thrilled to have brilliant A-Level student Kieran travel 40 miles each day all the way from Essex to spend his half-term with us at Gecko. Here's a blog from him about his thoughts on the company.   When viewing a Gecko show without having any prior knowledge of their...

Technical whizz-kid Sean from Chantry Academy describes his week's work experience with Gecko, as well as his process organising it.    I was assigned by my high school to try sort out my work experience. I already had a good idea in mind I wanted to do something photography based. So I...

Local student Molly from Claydon High School recounts how she went about finding, and spent fulfilling, her work experience with Gecko.   When my high school assigned me the task of finding a work experience placement, for two weeks, I began researching different theatre companies to apply to, since I am interested...

Prior to this session, I was anxious about how the performance was going to come together as I didn’t think we had very much material that was solid and I had missed the previous rehearsal due to my Dance exam. When the day finished, I felt very accomplished. I was really...

In our fifth physical theatre session working on the project with Gecko, we further expanded upon what we had worked on in the previous lessons. As we had spent the lesson beforehand expanding and developing our walking pattern sequences, in this particular session we worked on our other pieces that...