Missing

Missing is a deliciously warped journey into the depths of the human psyche. Follow Lily, a woman whose soul appears to be decaying. She is very successful in life and love but something is missing…

Amit Lahav’s production invites the audience to experience a series of extraordinary images, jaw-dropping choreography and a tantalizing multilingual vocal landscape. The shadows of Lily’s past invite her, along with each audience member, to consider how far they have strayed from who they are and where they come from.

Missing is a truly universal theatrical experience. Since 2012 it has toured to Russia, China, Georgia, Malta, Colombia, Mexico, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, Greece and across the UK.

The show continues to tour in the UK and internationally, with a new cast learning the show in 2018.

★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★★ What’s On Stage
★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Tour Dates

29 – 31 January 2019
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham, UK

5 – 8 February 2019
Nuffield Southampton (Campus)

Southampton, UK

19 – 20 March 2019
Oxford Playhouse

Oxford, UK

Creative Team

Created by Amit Lahav
Producer: Rosalind Wynn (contact)

Performers:
Lucia Chocarro
Miguel Hernando Torres Umba
Katie Lusby
Ryen Perkins-Gangnes / Uroš Petronijević
John Ross

Design: Rhys Jarman and Amit Lahav
Lighting Design: Chris Swain and Amit Lahav
Original Music: Dave Price
Associate Director: Rich Rusk
Rehearsal Director: Ryen Perkins-Gangnes
Sound Design: Enzo Appetecchia
Costume Supervisor: Amy Cook (original production) / Martin Goddard (2015 rebuild) / Becky-Dee Trevenen (2018)

Original Devising Performers:
Chris Evans, Anna Finkel, Ryen Perkins-Gangnes, Georgina Roberts, Bart Soroczynski

Production Manager: Sean Ford (contact
Company Stage Manager: Alyssa WattsTanya Stephenson / Laura Hammond
Technical Stage Manager: Andres Velasquez / Mishi Bekesi
Re-Lighter: Joe Hornsby
Sound Operator: André Birck

Musicians: Dave Price, Ben Hales, Sam Burgess, Al Cherry and Finn Peters
Solo Vocalist: Georgina Roberts

During creation
Devising Performers: Dai Tabuchi and Lotan Sapir

For each of our current touring shows we have created a Sound World Information Sheet 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 our performances. Please read the information in advance of attending the show. Where possible we offer a BSL interpreted post show discussion in collaboration with our venue partners.

Reviews

★★★★ The Times
“Together they generate a tingling energy.” Donald Hutera

★★★★ The Guardian
“A kind of restless delirium, dense with poetic effect.” Sanjoy Roy

★★★★ The Telegraph
“O
nce you have been seduced by the sinuous rhythms of Amit Lahav’s production, it is hard not to be swept up in its strange, propulsive energy.” Ben Lawrence

★★★★★ What’s On Stage
Bristol, Edinburgh, Newcastle
“With this flawless production, Gecko have created a wonderful, beautiful roller coaster ride into the murky world of memory.” Moira Hunt

Bachtrack
“You could see this show several times and gain something new from it each time. . . . Gecko’s Missing is a fascinating, vivid piece of physical storytelling that will have a personal meaning for everyone who sees it.” Catherine Sutherland

The Skinny
“The choreography is bewitching.” Callum Madge

Broadway Baby
“The depth of human experience covered in the play was extensive: dysfunction, loneliness, love, rage, loss, pain, hope, fear, redemption – all executed with intensity and elegance. Enigmatic, unique, frightening and breathtaking, missing Missing should be avoided at all costs.” Isla VT

In March 2015, during a three week run at Battersea Arts Centre, Missing was completely destroyed in a fire which devastated the Grand Hall. With help from generous support from our audiences and industry up and down the country, we managed to completely rebuild the production in just eight days so we could go ahead with our tour of Mexico. The show returned to the Battersea Arts Centre in September 2018 to finish the run, as part of the Phoenix Season in the reborn Grand Hall.

Photo credit: Morley von Sternberg
Photo credit: Morley von Sternberg

Past touring

2018
York Theatre Royal, York, UK
Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
Thessaloniki, Greece
2017
Madrid, Spain
2016
Beijing & Hangzhou, China
Penang, Malaysia
Uijeongbu, South Korea
2015
Hong Kong
Macao
Mexico City, Guadalajara & Puebla, Mexico
Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
2014
Voronezh & Moscow, Russia
Royal Opera House, London, UK
Bogota, Colombia
Gdansk, Poland
Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenzhen and Nanjing, China
2013
Edinburgh, UK
Tbilisi, Georgia
Derby & Bristol, UK
2012
Valletta, Malta
Coventry, Newcastle, Southampton, Ipswich, Poole, The Place (London), Manchester & Plymouth, UK

Support

Supported by Arts Council England and Ipswich Borough Council. Co-commissioned by New Wolsey Theatre in association with Warwick Arts Centre and DanceEast.

Ideas originally developed with Kanopy Dance and the University of Wisconsin.

   An image of the New Wolsey Theatre logo.   An image of the Warwick Arts Centre logo.   An image of the DanceEast logo.