Year 12 drama students travelled to Norwich Theatre Royal last week to watch Gecko physical theatre company perform. Kin is the imagined story of an epic journey taken from Yemen to Palestine by Gecko’s Artistic Director Amit Lahav’s grandmother Leah to escape persecution and build a better life in 1932. Year 12’s Evie reports on the trip and the performance itself.
Year 12’s Evie
Last Thursday evening Year 12 Drama students were treated to Gecko Theatre Company’s outstanding performance of Kin, at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Following a workshop earlier this year with Associate Director, Helen Baggett, we were excited to see the techniques we were taught being performed in such an innovative and dynamic way.
The production explored the complex struggles that migrants face, “We exist both from where we’ve come, and where we are going.” and having discussed the production with my peers, we were inspired by the abstract portrayal of many visceral emotions.
We also found the movement and the way it was performed deeply emotive. Personally, I found it very liberating that you didn’t have to attach a linear narrative – expanding our experience and toolkit as young theatre makers.
Thank you so much to Miss Mayes, Mr Williams, and Rachel for taking us and giving us this wonderful opportunity!