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Ķīn

created by Amit Lahav
a Gecko Production
in association with the National Theatre
supported by HOME Manchester, Lighthouse Poole and London International Mime Festival

A woman runs, carrying a black suitcase with metal trim, her coat and headscarf billowing and blurred, behind her.

Booking and details

12 — 27 January 2024
This show has now ended
The event location is

Lyttelton Theatre

National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

We exist both where we’ve come from and where we’re going

In 1932, Leah and her family escaped persecution and embarked on a journey from Yemen to Palestine.

Ninety years later, her grandson Amit Lahav (Artistic Director of Gecko) reflects on the life changing decision his family made to flee and build a better life.

This powerful piece by acclaimed physical theatre company Gecko is a provocative story of desperation, compassion and acceptance, inspired by the migration stories of Gecko’s international performers and the extraordinary voyage Leah undertook as a young child.

You can’t beat Gecko, Amit Lahav has a distinct theatrical style which is unique in British theatre
Lyn Gardner, Stage Door

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Suitability

This production contains themes of racism, xenophobia, displacement, and depictions of violence and death. It also features loud music, haze, strobe lighting and flare effects. More advice and guidance.

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A woman, with a distressed expression, holding a piece of paper close to her chest against a black background.
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Cast

Production team

Director

Amit Lahav

Amit Lahav

Set and Costume Designer

Rhys Jarman

Rhys Jarman

Lighting Designer

Chris Swain

Chris Swain

Sound Designer

Mark Melville

Mark Melville

Composer

Dave Price

Dave Price

Producer

Rae Lee

Rae Lee

Production Manager

Mat Ort

Mat Ort

Producing Assistant

Malachy Luckie

Malachy Luckie

Assistant Director

Andres Velasquez

Andres Velasquez

Company Stage Manager

Alyssa Watts

Alyssa Watts

Technical Stage Manager

Jake Channon

Jake Channon

Lighting Associate

Pablo Fernandez Baz

Pablo Fernandez Baz

Sound Engineer

Sharon Tsang

Sharon Tsang

Design Associate

Blythe Brett

Blythe Brett

Costume Supervisor

Gayle Playford

Gayle Playford

Costume Supervisor

Becky-Dee Trevenen

Becky-Dee Trevenen

Rehearsal Director

Chris Evans

Chris Evans

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Photography by Richard Haughton.