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Following a fire at south London's Battersea Arts Centre last week, which caused extensive damage to the Grand Hall, it has been announced that Gecko Theatre’s production of Missing will be moving. The show had been running at the venue since 4 March 2015 and was due to complete its run on 21 Mar 2015.
Gecko are in talks about how they can re-build and re-stage the show in two weeks so that they will be able to honour already scheduled international tour dates. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched which allows people make a donation towards the stage re-build costs.
Gecko’s Artistic Director Amit Lahav said: “We are devastated by the loss of the beautiful Grand Hall and our show Missing. We have been humbled and uplifted by the outpouring of love and support to both organisations. We are determined to bring Missing back as quickly as possible so that we can honour our upcoming tour in Mexico and future dates. The next two weeks are going to be tough, but the team are stronger than ever and desperate to work together to rebuild this beautiful show of ours piece by piece."
It has been confirmed that an open rehearsal will take place at Southbank Centre's Clore Ballroom on Friday 20 March from 2pm to 5pm and this will be followed by a stripped down version of the show in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at 7.30pm which will be free.
Audiences that will be attending on Friday have been asked to bring items that can be used as props in the show and feel part of the performance process.
Missing is described as "a journey into the depths of a person’s psyche."