With a new creation for 2010, the German premiere of which is being shown at PACT Zollverein, Forced Entertainment is returning to the big stage with a big entourage: the nine performers find themselves in a territory of unintermitted, effusive dances, distorted voices, and discontinuous songs. Under glaring spotlights, distraughtly dancing girls and worn-out actors volunteer sentimental platitudes accompanied by light piano music. They tell absurd parables and field questions that remain unanswered. In ›The Thrill of It All‹, the world-renowned British experimental theatre company explores anew the medium of theatre, delving into its expressive possibilities in the narrowly circumscribed world in which we live, breathe, and tell stories. After the German Premiere on Wednesday 19th of May there will be an after show talk with Forced Entertainment!
World Premiere: 07.05.10 Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels)
Concept and production: Forced Entertainment
Performed by: Thomas Conway, Amit Hadari, Phil Hayes, Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden, Terry O’Connor, John Rowley
Directed by: Tim Etchells
Stage design: Richard Lowdon
Light design: Nigel Edwards
Music and sound: John Avery Production management: Ray Rennie
Co-production (as of: November 2009): Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou in cooperation with the Festival d’Automne (Paris).
Forced Entertainment is supported by the Arts Council England and the Sheffield City Council.