Sunday, 2 February 2014

Gecko's Missing

Photo: Robert Golden
Missing, Gecko, Linbury Studio Theatre @ ROH - reviewed on 1st February
 
This show's title - Missing - could apply as much to how I felt watching as the action taking place onstage. Revolving around a central character, fragmented scenes and different languages left me utterly lost.

A cast of five form Lily, her parents, her husband and another mysterious street-performer-doctor figure. She is at first awkward and isolated as her younger puppet self sings in Spanish, but she soon becomes engrossed in arguments, a dinner party, looking at x-rays and other episodes.

Creator Amit Lahav wants the audience to decide Missing’s meaning, but I was left too perplexed to attempt an interpretation.

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