Forced Entertainment

  • Sat 03.11.07 18 h

»What is the capital city of Spain? Why are people afraid to die? What is a tree? Was John Wayne really brave? Are you a natural blonde?«

Based on a text of 2000 questions by Tim Etchells and performed by a team of three actors in smeared clown makeup, Quizoola! is a durational performance about the need for knowledge, certainty and definition through language. The shape and content of each Quizoola! performance hangs in the balance, negotiated live between players and the public. As new questions are chosen and new answers made up, the mood shifts from low comedy to personal scrutiny to harsh interrogation and intellectual hairsplitting.

Performed in English

Quizoola! lasts six hours and—as in other durational works by the company—the public are free to arrive, depart and return at any point.

Concept and performance:

Forced Entertainment

Text: Tim Etchells and the company

Design/ Lighting Design: Richard Lowdon

Forced Entertainment is Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells ,Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor.

General Manager: Matt Burman

Forced Entertainment is regularly funded by Arts Council England and Sheffield City Council.

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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