International innovators Forced Entertainment’s latest performance imagines a multitude of hypothetical futures. On a makeshift fairground stage, wreathed in coloured lights, two performers speculate about what tomorrow might bring. Exploring utopian and dystopian visions, science fiction scenarios, political nightmares and absurd fantasies, the audience is carried along on a flowing tide of dreams and conjecture. Sometimes collaborative, sometimes competitive the two performers exaggerate, contradict and invent, as their playful suppositions take them in different directions. Tomorrow’s Parties is Forced Entertainment in intimate and comical mode - a playful, poignant and at times delirious look forwards to futures both possible and impossible.
© Forced Entertainment 2011. Theatre performance.
Conceived and devised by the company
Performers: Forced Entertainment
Direction: Tim Etchells
Design: Richard Lowdon
Lighting Design: Francis Stevenson
Production: Ray Rennie, Francis Stevenson and Jim Harrison.
Co-production Partners: Tomorrow's Parties is a production of Belluard Bollwerk International, made possible thanks to a contribution of the Canton of Fribourg to culture. In co-production with BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Internationale Sommerfestival (Hamburg), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee (Zurich) and Sheffield City Council. With the support of Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
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'Razor-sharp accuracy and wit.' Dig Yorkshire
'a kind of speculative and imaginative storytelling, beautiful, luminous, and infinitely thoughtful. ****' The Scotsman
'Exquisitely crafted, humorous yet never facile, Tomorrow's Parties haunts the thoughts: outstanding ****' The Herald