Somewhere, amid the frequent downfalls of fire-proofed theatrical snow, the ragbag of dodgy costumes, the swirling music and the improvised scenery, there’s a bold attempt to tell the story of mankind.
Complete with cavemen in bad wigs and over-enthused performances, The World in Pictures finds its shambolic, mock grandiose and comical way from way back then to right here and now. It also touches on memory, mortality, the past, the future and the intricate detail of our own lives.
With their deserved reputation for work that is provocative, exciting and frequently disconcerting, Forced Entertainment’s newest theatre piece follows the line of 2004’s acclaimed Bloody Mess, alternating between chaotic spectacle and fragile intimacy.
Post-show discussion on 19 JANUARY
‘ Britain’s most brilliant experimental theatre company’
Presented by Project Arts Centre in partnership with the British Council.
Director TIM ETCHELLS
Lighting NIGEL EDWARDS
Set RICHARD LOWDON Cast
ROBIN ARTHUR, DAVIS FREEMAN, WENDY HOUSTOUN, JERRY KILLICK, RICHARD LOWDON, CLAIRE MARSHALL, TERRY O’CONNOR, BRUNO ROUBICEK