In The Last Adventures, Forced Entertainment collaborate with Lebanese sound artist Tarek Atoui to create a compelling performance on an epic scale. Sounds swarm and storm in the air as performers in homemade costumes create a pageant of giant sea monsters, ghosts, fighting kings, marching robots and dancing trees. Before our eyes Forced Entertainment transform a haunted forest into a sky of portentous clouds, or the aftermath of a terrible war. Here and there recognisable characters surface from the chaos in strange juxtapositions, emerging onstage from the ruins of familiar stories, only to disappear in the very next moment.
Working with a cast of twelve international performers, artistic director Tim Etchells leads Forced Entertainment into challenging new territory. With recorded soundtrack mixing electronics from Atoui and live instrumentation from special guest musician KK Null, The Last Adventures is an intoxicating experience mixing fairy tales, science fiction, children’s picture books and epic myths.
Preview Performance & Post Show Talk Wed 1 Oct
An allocation of tickets for the Friday 3 October, 7.30pm performance are available as part of Fierce Festival’s Weekend 1 Pass, which can be purchased by clicking here
Performers: Gareth Brierley, Mark Etchells, Leja Jurisic, Thomas Kasebacher, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden, Terry O’Connor, Teja Reba, Bruno Roubicek, John Rowley, Kylie Walters
Direction: Tim Etchells
Sound Artist: Tarek Atoui
Musician: KK Null.
Design: Richard Lowdon
Lighting Design: Nigel Edwards
Production: Jim Harrison
Forced Entertainment are a group of 6 artists who have been making performance since 1984 – questioning, pushing and breaking theatre to see what can be built from the wreckage. Based in Sheffield, UK, their work has been seen all over the world.
A production of Forced Entertainment and Ruhrtriennale – International Festival of the Arts. Co-Produced by Fierce Festival, Birmingham; Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt; Tanzquartier, Wien; Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry.