The Arab and the Jew

Image: Sheila Burnett
  • Project: The Arab and the Jew
  • Artist/Company: Gecko

“An acrobatic, abstract and largely wordless two-hander tracing Middle Eastern relations from the afterlife back to the bomb that led there.” The Guardian ****

We have seen our fathers shouting and waving their arms in the air.

We have watched from a distance and hidden from the news.

Having grown up on opposite sides of the Arab-Isreali divide, Gecko's Allel Nedjari and Amit Lahav celebrate their brotherhood and laugh and cry at their reflections.

Following the multiple-award winning Taylor's Dummiesand The Race, The Arab and the Jew is both a riot of sound, image and movement and an ambitious dance of reason and conciliation - performed with Gecko's characteristic exuberance and physical skill.

Performed and directed by: Amit Lahav and Allel Nedjari

With thanks to : all at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich for all their invaluable help during stage one of the show's development.

Co-commissioned by Drum Theatre Plymouth, Lyric Hammersmith, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Tobacco Factory Bristol.

Supported by Corn Exchanged Newbury, The Junction Cambridge, South Hill Park Bracknell and Warwick Arts Centre.

With the support of Deutsche Bank

Critical Acclaim for The Arab and The Jew

"Like an explosive device... illuminating the Arab-Israeli relationship as scorched fragements in a sometimes ravishing display of fireworks" The Guardian

"It's hard not to be haunted by the way the world might have been" Metro

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