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THE DREAMER

Gecko have been working on a brand new associate show with Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre which will be at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe soon.

Inspired by the masterful imaginations of William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu, The Dreamer features an original through-composed score, written and produced by me and featuring the extraordinary violinist Ni Peiwen playing live.

Playing from 2nd – 15th August at:
Pleasance Grand | Edinburgh Festival Fringe | Edinburgh, UK

THE WEDDING

Gecko’s brand new production The Wedding is touring the UK during 2017 and beyond.

Forthcoming dates include:

12th – 16th September | HOME | Manchester, UK

21st – 23rd September | Exeter Northcott | Exeter, UK

3rd October | Lighthouse Poole | Poole, UK

6th – 7th October | Hall For Cornwall | Cornwall, UK

 

 

 

THE EMPEROR

Colin Teevan’s adaptation of Ryszard Kapuściński’s book about Emperor Haile Selassie played at The Young Vic, before transferring to HOME, Manchester and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. Directed by Walter Meierjohann, designed by Ti Green, starring Kathryn Hunter and the brilliant musician Temesgen Zeleke who I had the privilege of working with on the soundtrack.

**** The Guardian
**** The Financial Times
**** What’s on Stage
**** The Stage

KING LEARKING LEAR

I wrote the original score and sound design for a special collaborative project with Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Directed by Tom Morris at Bristol Old Vic with Timothy West as Lear, the production includes original songs, an onstage orchestra of 18th Century weather machines and the oldest operational thunder run in the country.

CYMBELINECYMBELINE

I recently composed the original score for Cymbeline, directed by Melly Still, which played at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, The Barbican Theatre, and in cinemas from 28th September.

‘Dave Price’s music – combinations of voices, strings, wind, percussion and keyboards – is magnificent.
It gives shape and depth and atmosphere and helps to make whole what we see before us.’

Clare Brennan – The Observer

Some of my music from the production is available on CD from the RSC shop and as download from iTunes.

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Gecko‘s most recent work The Time of Your Life is now available to watch in full on YouTube.

The piece features my original score and was created specially for LIVE FROM TELEVISION CENTRE, a live broadcast that aired on BBC Four on Sunday 15th November, showcasing five independent theatre companies and makers based in the UK.

The performances were all filmed in the iconic Television Centre complex (the headquarters of BBC Television between 1960 and 2013) and was the BBC’s first live broadcast there since 2013.

INSTITUTE


Gecko’s
brilliant new production INSTITUTE is touring throughout 2016.

Dates include The Place London, March 2nd – 12th; Sibiu International Theatre Festival Romania, 10th June; Batumi Georgia 12th – 14th August;

HOME Manchester 19th – 22nd October, Nuffield Southampton 2nd – 5th November, Liverpool Everyman Playhouse 16th – 19th November.

Here’s the new official trailer featuring music from the show.