Imaginative theatre pushes boundaries
FOUNDED in 2001, the theatre company Gecko has gained an impressive reputation as leading exponents of physical theatre.
Their latest production is Missing, and its theme of middle-aged angst is a familiar one.
Lilly, the main protagonist, is an apparently happy and successful woman and appears to have it all – success, money, a good relationship and plenty of friends. But she becomes so overwhelmed by a sensation of desolation and emptiness that she is left literally gasping for air.
Everything she thought she valued seems worthless. Finally after much soul searching or possibly searching for her soul she seeks help. Religion, counselling, medicine, she tries them all until she appears to arrive at a resolution. She becomes the dancer her mother always wanted her to be – or does she?
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Because this extraordinary production can be interpreted in many ways.
Gecko create many beautiful, quirky, disturbing and exciting images and they convey these with a clever blend of music, dance, puppetry, dialogue, light and sound.
The five performers who deliver this rich visual feast are skilled interpreters and they play with passion. The creative team underpin the work with startling and stunning effects. Music heightens the action and the use of the throbbing, passionate flamenco rhythms is a telling counterpoint to the despair.
At times the breathtaking leaps of imagination make the story a little difficult to follow. Gecko certainly know how to push the boundaries, but perhaps they feel as TS Eliot did when he said "only those who risk going too far can possibly know how far to go".
There were a lot of young drama students in the audience and they loved it.