Forced Entertainment

The work we make tries to explore what theatre and performance can mean in contemporary life and is always a kind of conversation or negotiation, something that needs to be live. We're interested in making performances that excite, challenge, question and entertain other people. We're interested in confusion as well as laughter.

We started working together in 1984; in the many projects we've created since then we've made lists, played games, spoken gibberish, stayed silent, made a mess, dressed up, stripped down, confessed to it all, performed magic tricks, told jokes, clowned around, played dead, got drunk, told stories and performed for six, twelve and even 24 hours at a stretch. We've worked on texts, we've danced and moved, we've fixed things meticulously, we've improvised.