Exhibiting 03 October – 04 October at Crucible Studio Theatre
International innovators Forced Entertainment’s 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. Tomorrow’s 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 nearly 30 years, confirming their position as trailblazers in contemporary theatre. Framed and focused by the company’s Artistic Director Tim Etchells, Forced Entertainment’s trademark collaborative devising process has made them pioneers of British avant-garde theatre and earned them an international reputation.
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), Internationales Sommerfestival (Hamburg), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee (Zurich) and Sheffield City Council. With the support of Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation. Forced Entertainment are regularly funded by Arts Council England.
- Tomorrow's Parties. Photo: Hugo Glendinning