The Coming Storm
Tue 6 & Wed 7 Nov 7.30pm
Theatre: £16 (£14), £13 (£11), Under 26s £9.50 + booking fee
Director: Tim Etchells
Production Company: Forced Entertainment
After wowing Warwick Arts Centre audiences with Void Story and The Thrill of it All, theatre company Forced Entertainment return with an exhilarating new show.
In this new work international innovators Forced Entertainment tangle and cross-cut multiple stories to make a compelling and unstable performance. From love and death to sex and laundry, from shipwrecks to falling snow, personal anecdotes rub shoulders with imaginary movies, and half remembered novels bump into distorted fairytales.
Using a method as inventive as it is absurd, six performers create, collaborate, ambush and disrupt this epic saga that is resolutely too big for the stage. The result is comical, contradictory and poignant. Under the artistic direction of Tim Etchells, The Coming Storm is Forced Entertainment at its best – trademark black humour, a collage of arresting images and an anarchic performance style.
“A powerful and important piece of theatre.” Whatsonstage.com
“Well worth seeing, this is a clever, entertaining show…I could happily watch these performers for hours.”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Suitable for ages 16+
Post Show Talk: Tue 6 Nov
Running Time: 1 hour & 40 minutes – No interval
The Coming Storm is co-produced by PACT Zollverein, Essen; Festival Avignon; Theaterhaus Gessneralle, Zurich; Tanzquartier, Vienna; Les Spectacles Vivants – Centre Pompidou, Paris; Festival d’Automne à Paris; LIFT, London; Battersea Arts Centre, London; Sheffield City Council. Forced Entertainment are regularly funded by Arts Council England.
The Coming Storm Trailer
Dates & Times
|Tue 6 Nov||Theatre||7:30pm|
|Wed 7 Nov||Theatre||7:30pm|
Seating up to 550, audiences are assured of an excellent view of the stage and comfortable seating in this well-designed auditorium. The theatre stages the best national and international plays and performances, as well as contemporary and international dance, music and comedians.