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That Night Follows Day  – Southbank Centre, London

Writer: Tim Etchells Director: Tim Etchells and Hester Chillingworth Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Being an adult is pretty rubbish; there are responsibilities, bills and moral conundrums, there are global crises we cannot solve and domestic expectations that seem endless. Wasn’t life much easier when we were children… not according to the 17 performers that Tim Etchells has gathered together for the ...

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Forced Entertainment: Real Magic – HOME, Manchester

Director: Tim Etchells Reviewer: Lizz Clark Art meets theatre in Real Magic, a show in which one scene is repeated over and over, with seemingly infinite variation. Claire Marshall, Jerry Killick and Richard Lowdon are trying to perform a mind-reading act, but it doesn’t work. They switch roles, perform the same act with minor variations, and it doesn’t work again ...

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Dirty Work (The Late Shift) – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Writers: Tim Etchells with Robin Arthur and Cathy Naden Director: Tim Etchells Reviewer: Richard Maguire Forced Entertainment’s newest show Dirty Work (The Late Shift) is full of spectacle; A thousand butterflies are released out of boxes to swirl around the audience, famous assassinations are re-enacted on stage while trapeze artists dazzle and tumble above it. But look again, and you ...

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The Possible Impossible House – Z Arts, Manchester

Created by Forced Entertainment Director: Tim Etchell Reviewer: Luke Walker “It’s worth remembering you’re in a story” we are told midway through Sheffield-based experimental theatre company Forced Entertainment’s first show created for children. The Possible Impossible House is a dive into absurd storytelling and the labyrinth of imagination. For over 30 years Forced Entertainment, spearheaded by artistic director Tim Etchells, ...

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NEWS: BEHAVIOUR 2015 Festival Launches

The Arches in Glasgow haveannounced the programme for BEHAVIOUR 2015: their annual festival of live performance, providing a snapshot of today’s mould-breaking international and UK artistic talent. Now in its sixth year, the anything-goes festival sets its sights on the future, with an exciting roster of performers poised to provoke. With the General Election on the horizon, political futures will ...

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Latitude Festival: Void Story

Writer: Tim Etchells Director: Tim Etchells Reviewer: Paul Couch   When Dylan Thomas wrote Under Milk Wood in 1954, it was never meant to be performed on stage, it was a “play for voices”, suited more to radio than anything else. The same can be said for Forced Entertainment’s Void Story, which is performed script in hand by four actors ...

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NEWS: 2014 Lift Festival prepares to take off!

Celebrating its 20th festival in 2104, details of this year’s LIFT line-up have been announced. This year LIFT will celebrate the most culturally diverse city on the planet. Artistic Director Mark Ball has programmed 30 productions from 13 countries in 15 venues across the capital. Ball explains his approach “We have looked at what makes up this astonishingly vibrant and ...

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Tomorrow’s Parties – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Conceived and Devised by: Forced Entertainment Director: Tim Etchells Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3] Striking an almost perfect balance between optimism and pessimism, Forced Entertainment’s latest offering takes a crystal ball to look into the future of mankind. Covering government, religion, social structures, lifestyles, relationships, the environment and many more diverse topics, it plummets the depths of despair and then, at ...

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