This month, catch a heart-wrenching story told through physical performance and vivid visuals at the National Theatre in London. Kin is brought to you by the award-winning and internationally-acclaimed theatre company Gecko and explores themes of migration, racism, empathy and home.
Gecko is led by Artistic Director Amit Lahav and it’s his grandmother Leah who is the inspiration for Kin. It’s based on the epic journey from Yemen to Palestine that Leah and her family took to escape persecution. And now, ninety years later, her grandson Lahav reflects on the lifechanging decision his family made to flee and build a better life.
Kin is a provocative story of desperation and compassion featuring Gecko’s signature visuals and physicality.
Founded in 2001, Gecko has already created eight critically acclaimed shows, two Associate Shows and two films. The company produces performances that explore contemporary themes that are relevant to our society. Blending choreography, sound, lighting and set design, Gecko create worlds and use breath, emotion, multiple languages and metaphor to tell their stories.
Thanks to this approach, Gecko’s productions have a broad, diverse appeal that spans age groups, nationalities and backgrounds. Audiences are encouraged to engage with the work visually, sonically and emotionally, to develop a deeper connection with this work.
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When: On until 27th January 2024
Where: Lyttleton Theatre, National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX
£: Tickets cost £20 – £69. Friday Rush tickets cost £10. Suitable for ages 14+
More info: nationaltheatre.org.uk