Void Story follows a beleaguered pair of protagonists on a rollercoaster ride through the decimated remains of contemporary culture. Navigating one terrible cityscape after another, mugged, shot at and bitten by insects, pursued through subterranean tunnel systems, stowed away in refrigerated transport, shacked up in haunted hotels and lost in wildernesses, backstreets and bewildering funfairs, they travel to the centre of a night so intense that there are no stars to be seen.
Forced Entertainment perform the bleak and comical contemporary fable of Void Story as if it were a radio play, sitting at tables, turning the pages of the script, doing the requisite voices and adding in sound effects for gunshots, rain and bad phone-lines. Simultaneously the otherwise empty stage is dominated by a series of projected images, a storyboard for an impossible movie-version of Tim Etchells uniquely unsettling text. Somewhere between the live dialogue, the recorded sound effects and the collaged images attempting to visualise the narrative, is where Void Story actually takes place.
What the critics said.
Somewhere in my head they are still running, and I’m keeping them alive through force of will.
‘Void Story is a lushly macabre piece that makes a farce of storytelling.’ ****
‘It’s deadpan, truly disturbing and very funny.’
There will be a post show discussion with the company following the performance on 13 January.
For more information on Forced Entertainment vist their website www.forcedentertainment.com
Performance Dates, Tickets and Information
8.00PM, 13 & 14 JANUARY 2011~ Tickets
There will be a post-show discussion following the performance on 13 January.
*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.
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Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.
Before the show, why not…?
…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer
Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just 5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?
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Devised by Forced Entertainment, Text, Images and Direction Tim Etchells
Directed by Tim Etchells
Lighting by Nigel Edwards
Set by Richard Lowdon
Composition by John Avery
Production by Ray Rennie and Elb Hall
Performers in the photo-collages: Rajni Shah and Chris Williams, Kaya Freeman, Nigel Edwards, Jim Fletcher, Bob Clarke, Will Waghorn and Vlatka Horvat.
Additional Photoshop Assistance: Stephanie Wong and Graeme Stonehouse.
Performed by Robin Arthur, Richard Lowdon, Cathy Naden, and Terry OConnor.