About the show
Gecko rise from the ashes with Missing, the opening show of Battersea Arts Centre’s Phoenix Season.
Here’s a piece of theatre with as interesting a story offstage as it has onstage. In 2015, dance company Gecko were in the middle of their run at the Battersea Arts Centre when the building caught fire. Along with huge damage to venue itself – including its Grand Hall – Gecko lost all of their set, costume and props for Missing.
In autumn 2018, the BAC launches its Phoenix Season and reopens the renovated Grand Hall. And what better way to start the season than with the return of Gecko to complete their run of Missing? The company’s rise from the ashes will be the opening show of the season. Most likely it will also be an emotional moment for all involved.
The ethereal and dream-like show follows Lily, a woman with a hole in her life. As she goes about her daily business, the hole gets bigger and more pronounced. Gecko use their characteristic combination of movement, music and ensemble work to tell a story where the past and present bleed into one.
Missing asks what happens when we try not to remember, and how memories have a way of resurfacing anyway.
Gecko are an award-winning company led by Amit Lahav. They previously created shows including The Wedding, The Overcoat, and The Arab And The Jew. They have a long-running association with the BAC, having developed their successful work Taylor’s Dummies at the venue 16 years ago.
Missing runs from 6 – 15 September 2018 at the Battersea Arts Centre.
Map & Location
BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)
Lavender HillBatterseaSW11 5TN