Tomorrow’s Parties is a playful, poignant and at times delirious look forwards to futures both possible and impossible. On a stage framed by coloured fairground lights, this seemingly minimal performance soon reveals itself as a low-fi theatrical explosion. Two performers enjoy the pleasure of invention as their suppositions take them in different directions.
From utopian and dystopian visions, science fiction scenarios, political nightmares and absurd fantasies, Forced Entertainment deliver a thought-provoking survey of hopes and fears as they speculate about what the future might bring.
Forced Entertainment is a multi-award-winning, globally renowned, Sheffield-based ensemble which grows in creative collaboration with other artists, influencing the ecology and experience of theatre in England and beyond. At the heart of Forced Entertainment is a group of six artists; Tim Etchells (Artistic Director), Robin Arthur, Richard Lowdon (Designer), Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden, Terry O’Connor collaborating to make original theatre and performances together since 1984. Our vision is that our work creates a space which allows people of all backgrounds to rethink the world, their place and potential in it. Our mission is to explore the possibilities of playful, complex and provocative art, its power to ask questions, and to connect people.
We do these things through the original work of the artistic team and collaborators (from theatre shows to 24 hour live-streamed extravaganzas), inspiring participatory work with communities (especially Sheffield-based young people) and supporting the growth, creative work and organisational development of other artists.
Our interactions with colleagues, partners, audiences and participants are guided by our values which embrace generosity, rigour, and a commitment to collaboration. Our work is strengthened by our relationships with Associate Artist, Tyrone Huggins, and guest artists such as Seke Chimutengwende, Nicki Hobday and Jerry Killick.