Tomorrow’s Parties

Created 2011

International innovators Forced Entertainment present a compelling performance that imagines a multitude of hypothetical futures.

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.

"unbearably sad yet absurdly optimistic ★★★★"
The Guardian
"Razor-sharp accuracy and wit".
Dig Yorkshire
"Exquisitely crafted, humorous yet never facile, Tomorrow's Parties haunts the thoughts: outstanding."
The Herald

credits

Conceived and devised by the company


Performers Robin Arthur, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor
Guest performers Gareth Brierley, Jerry Killick

Direction Tim Etchells
Design Richard Lowdon

Lighting Design Francis Stevenson
Production Management Ray Rennie, Jim Harrison

Tomorrow’s Parties is a Forced Entertainment production

Commissioned by Belluard Bollwerk International Fribourg. Co-produced by BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Internationale Sommerfestival Hamburg, Kaaitheater Brussels, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zurich. With the support of Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and Sheffield City Council