Forced Entertainment [Sheffield]

The World in Pictures

The World in Pictures
The World in Pictures

16.03 – 17.03.2007

Gratuitous nudity and cheesy jokes in a hilarious revue

The World in Pictures is the sequel to the hilarious Bloody Mess, which the British Forced Entertainment company performed at the Kaaitheater in 2004. Once again there will be an extensive cast  comprising members of the company and guest actors. In slightly less than two hours they will dash through the history of the world, from its creation to the present. What they show is ‘a crazy quilt of music hall, zaniness and existentialism’ (Variety). According to the Guardian, the piece raises all the big questions, ‘complete with bad wigs, gratuitous nudity, cheesy jokes, loud music, cunningly controlled chaos and the company's peculiarly effective guerrilla theatre tactic.’

concept et création Forced Entertainment
avec Robin Arthur, Davis Freeman, Wendy Houstoun, Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Terry O’Connor, Bruno Roubicek
mise en scène Tim Etchells
texte Tim Etchells et la companie
scénographie Richard Lowdon
concept éclairage Nigel Edwards
production Ray Rennie
co-production Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Berlin), Wiener Festwochen (Vienne), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Productiehuis Rotterdam (Rotterdamse Schouwburg), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gand)
UK co-production Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster), Tramway (Glasgow), Warwick Arts Centre
remerciements à Cathy Naden

Forced Entertainment bénéficie du soutien de l'Arts Council England et du Sheffield City Council