Performed by all 6 core members of the company this unique show mixes a game-like structure with improvisation to create an atmosphere full of live energy. Alternating pairs of performers sit in a circle of lights wearing smeared clown make-up and ask each other an avalanche of questions, as if taking part in some post-apocalyptic end of the pier show. Audience members get involved in the run-up by submitting their own questions online.
Some questions are banal, others philosophical, some a matter of general knowledge and others deeply personal. As the performers invent the answers on the spot the mood shifts from intimate chat to pub quiz to police interrogation.
With 12 hour and 24 hour tickets available, the audience can come and go as they please over these periods, leaving for food and a perhaps a nap and returning to find where this inexorable game of Q&A has taken the performers and the audience. As the hours go by tiredness and hysteria begin to raise the stakes in this dark, hilarious and absurd game which sits somewhere between live art and performance.
Conceived, devised and performed by Forced Entertainment
Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells (Artistic Director), Richard Lowdon (Designer), Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor
Text by Tim Etchells, Forced Entertainment and audience members
Set and lighting design by Richard Lowdon
Barbican Centre Web Site
Detailed schedule information:
11.59pm 12 April - 11.59pm 13 April 2013