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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
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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



Production team


Amit Lahav

Set and Costume Designer

Rhys Jarman


Chris Swain


Mark Melville


Dave Price

Post-show discussions

Join us for a post-show talk after the following performances.

Student conference & schools performances

Join us for a special day of performances and workshops just for school groups.

A group of students talking in the Olivier Theatre stalls at the 'Antony and Cleopatra' Student Conference 2019

Student Conference: Monday, 22 January

Designed for GCSE and A-Level students, featuring talks and masterclasses with members of the company and creative team.

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Students in the Olivier Theatre watching a scene from 'Antony and Cleopatra' as part of the 2019 Student Conference

School group performance: Monday 22 January

Suitable for all secondary and A-level students, join us just for the show and Q&A.

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Ticket prices

Monday – Thursday evenings and all matinees:
£20, £36, £46, £56, £66

Friday & Saturday evenings:
£20, £39, £49, £59, £69

Previews 12 Jan & 13 Jan at 2.15pm:
£20 £25, £30, £38, £47

Previews 13 Jan at 7.30pm & 15 Jan:
£20 £25, £30, £40, £49

For concessions and discounts, see Ways to save

Visit our Ticketing FAQs for information on how to book, ticket exchanges and more.

Prices may change according to demand

Assisted performances


Audio described

The Audio-described performance is preceded by a Touch Tour at 5.45pm. Call the Access line on 020 7452 3961 to book Touch Tours.

We have an allocation of tickets held for members of our Access scheme and if any of the Access performances above are shown as “Sold Out”, tickets may still be available: Please log in to your account to access them, or call Box Office on 020 7452 3961

Smart caption glasses

Will not be available for performances of Kin.



Photography by Richard Haughton.