To Move In Time
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To Move In Time is a monologue written by Tim Etchells for performer and collaborator Tyrone Huggins, in which an unnamed protagonist speculates playfully about what he’d do if he were able to travel backwards and forwards in time.
From fantasies of changing the present, to obsessions with everyday events in the past, to dreaming up ways to get rich from knowledge of the future, the text is an unfolding compulsive thought process.
In the end though, far from the science fiction of time travel it is ostensibly working with, To Move In Time concerns itself with questions of value and priority – what matters, what needs to be cared for and what can be changed.
An obsessive stream of consciousness tangled and contradictory, the work combines Etchells’ text with Huggins’ powerful performance to walk a line between comic absurdity and melancholia.
★ ★ ★ ★ A COLLISION OF THE HUMAN AND SUPERHUMAN. A PIECE OF WONDROUS PHRASE-MAKING THAT REVELS IN THE FRAGILITY OF THE UNKNOWNA Younger Theatre
★ ★ ★ ★ AN INSIGHTFUL SCRIPT AND DETAILED PERFORMANCE IN THIS THOUGHTFUL NEW PIECE OF WORKThe List
Writer & Director Tim Etchells
Performer & Collaborator Tyrone Huggins
Assistant Director Hester Chillingworth
Lighting Design Jim Harrison
Production Management Jim Harrison
To Move In Time is a Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment production, in collaboration with Tyrone Huggins. Co-commissioned by The Yard Theatre. Supported by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
Image: Vlatka Horvat. And Counting (Five), 2011.
Modified clock, modified wooden rulers. Courtesy the artist.
To Move In Time - PREVIOUS SHOWS
20 Oct 2022 - 22 Oct 2022
A Bit Of A Do, South Norwood, London
20 Nov 2021
Teatret Gruppe 38, Aarhus, Denmark
28 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021
21 Feb 2020 - 22 Feb 2020
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, England
19 Feb 2020
12 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020
Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield, England
7 Feb 2020 - 8 Feb 2020
4 Feb 2020 - 5 Feb 2020
Tempo Festival, Rio de Janeiro
23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Summerhall
19 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, UK
27 Feb 2019
12 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln, UK
6 Feb 2019