Forced Entertainment (UK)


19.00 Saturday 29. October – Dansehallerne


A line of performers, men and women, dressed as Kings and Queens wearing cheap red cloaks and cardboard crowns. A story is told, made up live, dragged from memory. It is a long, mutating and endlessly self-cancelling story. A story that somehow, in its many dips and turns, seems to include many, if not all, of the stories in the world. The public are free to come and go – arrive, leave and return throughout the performance.


This is our favourite classic group performance from 2000! In the continuous practice ofl live score-based text development, the performers of Forced Entertainment highlight the negotiating character of collective work: stealing from each other, neglecting each other’s ideas, constructing complex thoughts – and spending long nights together.


Forced Entertainment is a group of 6 artists who have been making performance since 1984 – questioning, pushing and breaking theatre to see what can be built from the wreckage. Based in Sheffield, UK, their work has been seen all over the world.

Conceived and devised by Forced Entertainment

Performers Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells, Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor.

Director Tim Etchells

Text Tim Etchells and the company

Design & Lighting Design Richard Lowdon

Forced Entertainment Creative Team Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells (Artistic Director), Richard Lowdon (Designer), Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor. Forced Entertainment Management Team Eileen Evans (Executive Director), Jim Harrison (Production Manager), Natalie Simpson (Office Manager), Callum Berridge (Marketing Intern)



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