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‘Who am I, and where do I belong?’ That’s the question posed by this evocative, provocative performance, Kin.

Award-winning internationally acclaimed physical theatre company Gecko presents Kin, a mesmerising story of desperation and compassion, inspired by the epic journey from Yemen to Palestine that Artistic Director Amit Lahav’s grandmother Leah made with her family in 1932 to escape persecution and build a better life.

This is a tale for us all, at a time when the re-birth of community and acceptance seem vital to our survival. Artistic Director Amit Lahav believes we all have migration stories, whether we’re aware of them or whether they’re more distant, stating that ‘Migration is a facet of human existence’. In Kin, he has the opportunity to delve deeper into the complex mix of migration stories that make up who he is, concluding ‘We exist both where we’ve come from and where we’re going.’

The destination is greater empathy.

Gecko’s extraordinary ensemble of international devising performers bring their own experiences of migration, racism, empathy and home to this poetically intoxicating performance. Prepare to be moved to the core by the hypnotising beauty, compelling global soundtrack, and unbarred emotion.

Kin will be at Northern Stage, Newcastle from 1st-4th March.

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