Missing

Missing is a deliciously warped journey into the depths of the human psyche.

Meet Lily, a woman whose soul appears to be decaying. She is very successful in life and love but something is missing…

Missing invites the audience to experience a series of extraordinary images, jaw-dropping choreography and a tantalising multilingual vocal landscape. The shadows of Lily’s past invite her, along with each audience member, to consider how far they have strayed from who they are and where they come from.

Missing is a truly universal theatrical experience. Since 2012 it has toured to Russia, China, Georgia, Malta, Colombia, Mexico, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, Greece and across the UK.

The show continues to tour in the UK and internationally, with a new cast learning the show in 2018.

★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★★ What’s On Stage
★★★★★ Broadway Baby


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Trailer
Creatives

Created by Amit Lahav
Producer: Rosalind Wynn (contact)

Performers:
Lucia Chocarro
Miguel Hernando Torres Umba
Katie Lusby
Uroš Petronijević
John Ross

Rehearsal Director: Ryen Perkins-Gangnes

Design: Rhys Jarman and Amit Lahav
Lighting Design: Chris Swain and Amit Lahav
Original Music: Dave Price
Associate Director: Rich Rusk
Sound Design: Enzo Appetecchia
Costume Supervisor: Amy Cook (original production) / Martin Goddard (2015 rebuild) / Becky-Dee Trevenen (2018)

Original Devising Performers:
Chris Evans, Anna Finkel, Ryen Perkins-Gangnes, Georgina Roberts, Bart Soroczynski

Production Manager: Sean Ford (contact
Company Stage Manager: Alyssa Watts
Technical Stage Manager: Andres Velasquez
Re-Lighter: Joe Hornsby
Sound Operator: André Birck

Musicians: Dave Price, Ben Hales, Sam Burgess, Al Cherry and Finn Peters
Solo Vocalist: Georgina Roberts

During creation
Devising Performers: Dai Tabuchi and Lotan Sapir

Gallery
Sound World

For each of our current touring shows we have created a Sound World Information Sheet to enable D/deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audience members to understand the soundscape of each show and how it feeds into the other elements of our performances. Please read the information in advance of attending the show. Where possible we offer a BSL interpreted post show discussion in collaboration with our venue partners.

Click here to download the Sound World of Missing (PDF)

Reviews

Reviews

★★★★ The Times
“Together they generate a tingling energy.” Donald Hutera

★★★★ The Guardian
“A kind of restless delirium, dense with poetic effect.” Sanjoy Roy

★★★★ The Telegraph
“Once you have been seduced by the sinuous rhythms of Amit Lahav’s production, it is hard not to be swept up in its strange, propulsive energy.” Ben Lawrence

“An extraordinary aesthetic experience” El Heraldo del Henares

★★★★★ What’s On Stage
BristolEdinburghNewcastle
“With this flawless production, Gecko have created a wonderful, beautiful roller coaster ride into the murky world of memory.” Moira Hunt

★★★★★ Bachtrack
“You could see this show several times and gain something new from it each time. . . . Gecko’s Missing is a fascinating, vivid piece of physical storytelling that will have a personal meaning for everyone who sees it.” Catherine Sutherland

★★★★★ The Skinny
“The choreography is bewitching.” Callum Madge

★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“The depth of human experience covered in the play was extensive: dysfunction, loneliness, love, rage, loss, pain, hope, fear, redemption – all executed with intensity and elegance. Enigmatic, unique, frightening and breathtaking, missing Missing should be avoided at all costs.” Isla VT

Battersea Arts Centre

In March 2015, during a three week run at Battersea Arts Centre, Missing was completely destroyed in a fire which devastated the Grand Hall. With help from generous support from our audiences and industry up and down the country, we managed to completely rebuild the production in just eight days so we could go ahead with our tour of Mexico.

Gecko won the National Stage Management Awards’ ‘Stage Management Team of the Year’ in 2015 for their response to the fire. 

The show returned to the Battersea Arts Centre in September 2018 to finish the run, as part of the Phoenix Season in the reborn Grand Hall.

Credit: Morley von Sternberg

Credit: Morley von Sternberg

Past Touring

Past Touring

2019
Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, UK
Teatro Principal, Valencia, Spain
NST Campus, Southampton, UK
Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, UK
2018

York Theatre Royal, York, UK
Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
Forest Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
2017
Festival d’Otoño à Primavera, Madrid, Spain
2016
Tianqiao Performance Art Centre (Lyric Theatre), Beijing, China
Yongqian Theatre, Hangzhou, China
George Town Festival, Penang, Malaysia
Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival, South Korea
2015
Shaung Wan Civic Centre, Hong Kong
Macao Cultural Centre, Macao, China
Mexico City & Guadalajara, Mexico
Teatro Principal, Puebla, Mexico (in partnership with Anglo Arts and British Council Mexico as part of UK/Mexico year of culture)
Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
2014
Voronezh, Russia (as part of the Chekhov International Theatre Festival)
Moscow, Russia (as part of the Chekhov International Theatre Festival)
Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, London, UK (as part of London International Mime Festival)
Ibero-American Theatre Festival of Bogotà, Colombia
Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, Poland (as part of the opening British Week)
Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenzhen and Nanjing, China
2013
The Grand, Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, UK
Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre, Georgia 
Derby Theatre, UK
Bristol Old Vic, UK
2012
Zigzuazag Festival, Valletta, Malta
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK
Northern Stage, Newcastle, UK
NST Campus, Southampton, UK
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, UK
Lighthouse, Poole, UK
The Place, London, UK
Contact Theatre, Manchester, UK
Plymouth Theatre Royal, Plymouth, UK

Support

Supported by Arts Council England and Ipswich Borough Council. Co-commissioned by New Wolsey Theatre in association with Warwick Arts Centre and DanceEast.

Ideas originally developed with Kanopy Dance and the University of Wisconsin.