That Night Follows Day Rehearsed Reading

Created 2019

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You feed us. You dress us. You watch us when we are sleeping.
You lay down the law. You explain that night follows day.

Since 2011 Forced Entertainment have also been using Artistic Director Tim Etchells’ text That Night Follows Day as the basis for workshops, creating a series of public rehearsed readings of the text, bringing this widely acclaimed work to presentations with UK and international partners, young participants and audiences. Performed by children, for an adult audience the piece explores the way that adults and the adult world shape the experience, understanding and possibilities that young people have.

That Night Follows Day invites us to take a critical and playful look at the way we project our world onto those around us. With alarming clarity and humour, these young people reveal the ways we are all constrained and created by the words we hear.

The That Night Follows Day Rehearsed Readings come after the version produced in Dutch with the Flemish company CAMPO, which toured the world following its premiere in May 2007. Find out more about our rehearsed readings here.


"...authoritative, passionate, vulnerable and true..."
The Scotsman (on the original production)
"In its simplicity it is the deepest, most profound and purest piece you’ll ever encounter on the relationship between adults and children."
Play Nerd


Writer: Tim Etchells

Rehearsed readings produced by Forced Entertainment

That Night Follows Day was originally commissioned and produced by Campo formerly Victoria (Belgium) in 2007.