Gecko has announced a film adaptation of its theatre show Institute which will be broadcast on BBC Four.
Directed by Gecko’s artistic director Amit Lahav, the theatre company’s first feature film will be shown on July 19 at 11.10pm and will be available on iPlayer for 30 days.
It is being broadcast as part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine, in collaboration with with Illuminations and the Space.
The cast of Institute includes Lahav, Chris Evans, Ryen Perkins Gangnes, François Testory, Vanessa Guevara Flores, Miguel Hernando Torres Umba, Katie Lusby, David Meyer and Kenny Wing Tao Ho.
Lahav said: "This was an exhilarating experience from start to finish.
"There were many elements of the process relating to visual and aural storytelling which felt natural and instinctive to me, like the blocking and choreography of scenes for the camera and the screen play narrative, which required a different approach and different storytelling techniques to the stage production.
"Some theatrical sequences, which felt essential for the stage required an altogether different visual language; the scale and necessity of explosive physicality on stage could be found through a more internal, emotional expressiveness using close-up shots, reimagined choreography specific for screen and some clever editing."
Jonty Claypole, director of BBC Arts added: "Institute, from the brilliant team at Gecko, has been adapted for the screen while maintaining the theatrical nature of the piece.
"This unique film shows the creative vision of our theatre community to tell their stories in a captivating new way."