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Wednesday 01 November 2023

Gecko's Kin To Be First On Stage @ Brighton Dome's Newly Refurbished Corn Exchange

Award-winning physical theatre company Gecko, a recommended practitioner on GCSE and A-level theatre and drama syllabuses, bring their new show Kin to Brighton Dome's refurbished Grade I listed Corn Exchange from 1st - 4th November 2023.
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Commissioned by the National Theatre, Kin is the eighth show from Gecko, whose critically acclaimed productions highlight the complexity of modern life

The production reflects on migration as a part of human existence, having been inspired by a conversation Gecko's Artistic Director Amit Lahav had with his grandmother, Leah, about the journey his family made from Yemen to Palestine in 1932 to escape persecution. 

It is a provocative, poetically intoxicating story of desperation and compassion.

For Kin the company's international ensemble draws upon their own experiences of migration, racism, empathy and home alongside Lahav's story, using unbarred emotion to produce a powerful piece combining physical theatre, dance and a compelling global soundtrack.

Lahav said: 

"Every production that I create starts with a personal reflection combined with a current wider societal issue. 

"Kin was ultimately inspired by the desire to delve deeper into the complex mix of migration stories that make up who I am. 

"We all have migration stories whether we're aware of them or whether they're more distant, and that excites me because we have the potential to encourage a profoundly positive, celebratory voyage towards empathy. 

"We exist both where we've come from and where we"re going; this is what I wanted to explore through the creation of Kin."

The opening of Kin will mark live performance returning to Brighton Dome's historic Corn Exchange and Grade II listed Studio Theatre following a major refurbishment. 

Tickets are available at a reduced rate for school and college groups for the performances on Wednesday 1st, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November. 

Kin at Brighton Dome's Corn Exchange from 1st - 4th November 2023. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




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