With a name like 'The Wedding' you'd be forgiven for thinking that Gecko theatre company's latest show was all about love and celebrations, but it's a little darker than that: The Wedding is about contracts. If you want to catch it for yourself, the show will be on at Nuffield Southampton Theatres' NST Campus from Tuesday 6th of March till Friday 9th of March.
The Wedding is set in a dystopian future, and the wedding in question is not one particular wedding, but the exploration of the wedding in general: a contract between a person and the whole of society. The show explores contracts, commitments and obligations that we make to others, ourselves and society. There is joy, but there is also sadness, despair, anger and frustration.
The show is powerful and emotive, all evoked through dance and physical theatre. At times, the performers make up both the cast and the set, moving as one part of a whole to create the overall vision.