SEPT 26 - OCT 13 2013
Directed by Tim Etchells
|Venue||Samuel Beckett Theatre|
|Duration||1hr 45mins (no interval)|
Conceived and Devised by Forced Entertainment
Performers Robin Arthur, Phil Hayes, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O'Connor
The Festival is delighted to welcome Forced Entertainment, the UK’s most celebrated pioneers of contemporary theatre who have been trailblazers for over a quarter of a century.
The company turn its attention to a narrative where everything is reshaped and everything is cannibalised. Six performers create, collaborate, ambush and disrupt an epic saga that is resolutely too big for the stage: From love and death to sex and laundry, from shipwrecks to falling snow, personal anecdotes rub shoulders with imaginary movies, and half-remembered novels bump into distorted fairytales.
Incorporating live music, wrong-headed theatrical tricks and broken dances, The Coming Storm is Forced Entertainment at its best – trademark black humour, a collage of arresting images and an anarchic performance style.
THE COMING STORM IS CO-COMMISSIONED AND CO-PRODUCED BY PACT ZOLLVEREIN, ESSEN; FESTIVAL AVIGNON; THEATERHAUS GESSNERALLE, ZURICH; TANZQUARTIER, VIENNA; LES SPECTACLES VIVANTS - CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS; FESTIVAL D’AUTOMNE À PARIS; LIFT, LONDON; BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE, LONDON; SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL.
PRESENTED AS PART OF NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOURS.
"A clever, entertaining show, performed with Forced Entertainment's customary deadpan intensity and an uncanny ability to mine meaning and structure out of chaos. I could happily watch these performers for hours." THE GUARDIAN