The Time of Your Life
Live from Television Centre
The Time of Your Life was a brand new, live 30-minute performance by Gecko created specially for LIVE FROM TELEVISION CENTRE, a live broadcast that aired on BBC Four on Sunday 15th November 2015. Showcasing independent theatre companies and makers based in the UK, four companies performed as part of the two-hour programme, with a fifth piece exclusively to BBC iPlayer.
The Time of Your Life has an ordinary man at its heart. Desperate to feel different and to find a real human connection in a world consumed by social networks and mass advertising, the man embarks on a journey through rooms representing different milestones in his life. The rooms are transformed using powerful visual effects to create an increasingly vivid world for the viewer that disintegrates as quickly as it appears.
The five performances were all filmed in the iconic Television Centre complex (the headquarters of BBC Television between 1960 and 2013) and was the BBC’s first live broadcast there since 2013.