Quizoola!

Created 1996

A performance that changes the rule book – The IndependenT

Quizoola! is an extraordinary improvised performance in which the performers continually ask and answer questions. Whether philosophical, trivial or deeply personal, the performers’ answers must be invented on the spot, and the atmosphere moves from intimate chat to pub quiz to absurd interrogation.

Part game and part improvisation, you can expect an atmosphere charged with live energy as this dark and hilarious Forced Entertainment classic unfolds.

As with all our durational work the audience for the 6 hour or 24 hour version of Quizoola! are free to come and go at any point – staying in their seats for the long haul or popping in and out for a while at different times to see what’s going on. The performers invent answers that are sometimes true, sometimes long, sometimes made-up, sometimes serious, sometimes short. And sometimes comical.

reactions

"Extraordinary, near-unclassifiable production".
Irish Times
"Mesmerisingly energetic... As if the entire repertoire of questions in the world were being exhausted, so that no-one outside would ever have to ask anything".
The Guardian

credits

Conceived and devised by the company


Performers Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden, Terry O’Connor
Guest performers Kent Beeson, Mark Etchells, Jim Fletcher, Tim Hall, Jerry Killick, Joe Lawlor, Sue Marshall, Ursula Martinez, Christine Molloy, Sophia New, Dan B. Rogers, Bruno Roubicek, John Rowley
Text Tim Etchells and the company
Design/Lighting Design Richard Lowdon

Quizoola! is a Forced Entertainment production

Commissioned by ICA Live Arts London and National Review Of Live Art Glasgow