Gecko: Kin at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Gecko: Kin at HOME
Image courtesy of Richard Haughton.

Gecko: Kin at HOME Manchester, Manchester 27 September — 1 October 2022 Tickets from £10.00 — Book now

Hugely visual and vigorously imaginative, Gecko always strive to put the audience at the heart of the narrative. Headed up by Artistic Director Amit Lahav, Gecko’s work is anchored in human behaviour – using a distinct physical style that is always open to individual interpretation. In their new production, Kin, we are encouraged to explore ideas of migration, racism, empathy and home – to look inwards and ask “Who am I, and Where do I belong?”

Gecko always strive to put the audience at the heart of the narrative.

Running for just five performances this autumn, Kin is the first major show in HOME’s new season of theatre. This extraordinary production offers a provocative and intoxicating rumination around belonging, origins and destiny. Set to a hypnotic global soundtrack, Gecko’s captivating ensemble of international devising performers present ideas around cultural identity, community and belonging.

A captivating ensemble of performers present ideas around cultural identity, community and belonging.

Kin tells the story of Leah, a young child who embarked on an epic journey from Yemen to Palestine in 1932. A story of desperation and compassion, the narrative is set ninety years later as her grandson imagines the voyage the family made to escape persecution and build a better life.

Bringing their own experience of migration and acceptance in their undeniably captivating physical theatre style, Gecko’s aim is not to explore and resolve issues – they are a company that present and deal in images and metaphors, leaving their audience capable to draw their own meaning. Expect a fusion of storytelling, stunning physical theatre sequences and contemporary dance alongside an intelligent lighting design and atmospheric soundscape. Where spoken word is presented – it is in multiple languages and often in the performer’s native tongue – the words blend creating a beautiful, universal sound.

A stunning piece of physical theatre that demands to be experienced.

We’re huge fans of Gecko’s work; capturing the true beauty of live performance – Kin promises to be a stunning piece of physical theatre that demands to be experienced.

Gecko: Kin at HOME Manchester, Manchester 27 September — 1 October 2022 Tickets from £10.00 Book now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
27 September 2022
7:30pm
28 September 2022
7:30pm
29 September 2022
7:30pm
30 September 2022
7:30pm
1 October 2022
7:30pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on at HOME Manchester

Where to go near Gecko: Kin at HOME

Manchester
Restaurant
Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Manchester
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Homeground
Manchester
Event venue
Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Manchester
Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Manchester
Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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