We’re delighted to have been awarded Strategic Touring Funding from Arts Council England, to support the 2018 Spring tour of The Wedding, which is one of the company’s longest consecutive tours to date. Working with each of the venues as well as local changemakers and national organisations, we have developed an ambitious audience development project, allowing more people than ever to participate and engage with Gecko’s work. Exploring inclusivity, the power of community and encouraging ideas around social cohesion and change. The project includes:
Gecko will host a post show panel discussion at each venue that will explore two key themes from the show – integration and social cohesion, and affecting change in the community – and give audiences the opportunity to share their thoughts and questions with the team. The panel will include Gecko’s artistic director Amit Lahav along with guests with experience of these themes (free with your ticket to the show).
BRISTOL: Friday 19 January
WATFORD: Tuesday 23 January
NOTTINGHAM: Friday 2 February
DERBY: Friday 9 February
LIVERPOOL: Friday 23 February
DONCASTER: Tuesday 27 February
OXFORD: Friday 2 March
SOUTHAMPTON: Wednesday 7 March
Workshop: Making Change
We will also be running a free 3-hour workshop called Making Change, which is open to the public and offers an open space to meet other people and explore themes from Gecko’s show as well as ideas that emerge from the group on the day.
Have you ever felt out of line with the way the world is going?
Would you like to see change in yourself, your community, your country, beyond?
Gecko has teamed up with the Transition Network, a movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world, to link into each town or city that we’re touring to.
Come in comfy clothes, expect some play, some discussion and hopefully some inspiration and change.
BRISTOL: Saturday 20 January – 10am-1pm
Venue details: Bristol Old Vic Studio
WATFORD: Saturday 27 January – 2.30pm-5.30pm
Venue details: Steve Burke Rehearsal Studio at Watford Palace Theatre
NOTTINGHAM: Saturday 3 February – 1pm-4pm
Venue details: Nottingham Playhouse
DERBY: Saturday 10 February – 1pm-4pm
Venue details: Derby Theatre’s Green Lane Studio
LIVERPOOL: Saturday 24 February – 1pm-4pm
Venue details: Liverpool Playhouse Studio
OXFORD:Saturday 3 March – 3pm-6pm
Venue details: The Top Room at Oxford Playhouse
SOUTHAMPTON: Saturday 10 March – 11am-2pm
Venue details: Studio, NST City