Sheffield’s award-winning experimental performance group, Forced Entertainment, return to HOME, Manchester this November with their latest show, Out of Order, following their debut at the Manchester arts centre back in 2017.
The new show sees Forced Entertainment founder members Robin Arthur, Nicki Hobday, Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor combine for the company’s most physical performance to date.
Out of Order will play three performances from Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 November 2019.
A troupe of hapless clowns sit huddled round a table, waiting for trouble to start, like friends divided or deadlocked politicians. There are old gags that escalate and new ones that backfire. Music, sweat and bright lights. Blank faces, double takes and bright ideas. For a moment it might look like peace, but soon it’smayhem again.
Forced Entertainment’s reputation has been built by creating a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comical repetition, at the same time as challenging audiences’ expectations of what is theatre. Driven by a heavy musical score, Out Of Order continues that tradition by teetering carelessly between funny and not funny at all, comical and absolutely tragic.