Tue 12 Nov 2013
International innovators Forced Entertainments latest performance imagines a multitude of hypothetical futures. Two performers wreathed in coloured lights, like a strange fairground attraction, speculate about what tomorrow might bring. Exploring utopian and dystopian visions, science fiction scenarios, political nightmares and absurd fantasies, the audience is carried along on a flowing tide of conjectures, possibilities and dreams. Sometimes collaborative, sometimes competitive the two performers enjoy the pleasure of invention as their suppositions take them in different directions. Tomorrows Parties is Forced Entertainment in intimate and comical mode – a playful, poignant and at times delirious look forwards to futures both possible and impossible.
Since forming the company in 1984, the six core members of Forced Entertainment sustained a unique artistic partnership for quarter of a century, confirming their position as trailblazers in contemporary theatre. Forced Entertainments trademark collaborative devising process has made them pioneers of British avant-garde theatre and earned them an international reputation.
Running time: 80 minutes
‘a brilliant and compelling theatre performance
‘One of Britains greatest theatre companies.’
‘Forced Entertainment has been pulling the rug from under theatregoers feet for 20 years… theyre not about to stop confounding conventions or exploding audience expectations.’
Co-production Partners: Tomorrow’s Parties is a production of Belluard Bollwerk International, made possible thanks to a contribution of the Canton of Fribourg to culture. In co-production with BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Internationale Sommerfestival (Hamburg), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee (Zurich) and Sheffield City Council. With the support of Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Forced Entertainment is regularly funded by Arts Council England.