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The Coming Storm archiveForced Entertainment, the UK's most celebrated pioneers of experimental theatre, have been turning theatre upside down and confronting audiences' expectations for over a quarter of a century. In their latest tour de force, The Coming Storm, they turn their attention to narrative - deconstructing and reconstructing something like a ghost story to test the limits of the form. Employing devices from amateur dramatics, puppet theatre, song and na?ve dance, they tell an epic story that is resolutely too big for the stage. This unwieldy narrative is absurd, contradictory and might fall apart at any moment as it is overwritten, reshaped and cannibalised. In a style as inventive as it is clumsy, wrong-headed theatrical tricks take their place alongside broken dances, live music (featured for the first time in the group's work) and increasingly frantic attempts to illustrate their blackly comic and haunting tale. Age recommendation - 16+

Cast/Performers

Robin Arthur, Phil Hayes, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden, Terry O'Connor

Creatives/Company

Producer(s): PACT Zollverein Essen, Festival Avignon, Theaterhaus Gessneralle Zurich, Tanzquartier Vienna, Lies Spectacles Vivants, Centre Pompidou Paris, Festival d'Automne a Paris, LIFT London, Battersea Arts Centre London, Sheffield City Council
Company: Forced Entertainment
Director: Tim Etchells
Design: Richard Lowdon
Sound: John Avery
Lighting: Nigel Edwards
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0729942276. Details of all The Coming Storm archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1117221575

Archive Listings

31 Jan 13
to
1 Feb 13
Arts Centre
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
20 Nov 12
to
1 Dec 12
BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)
Inner London
Greater London
14 Nov 12
to
16 Nov 12
Contact Theatre
Manchester
Greater Manchester
13 Nov 12
to
15 Nov 12
Contact Theatre
Manchester
Greater Manchester
6 Nov 12
to
7 Nov 12
Warwick Arts Centre
Coventry
West Midlands
2 Nov 12New Wolsey Theatre
Ipswich
Suffolk
29 Oct 12
to
30 Oct 12
Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts)
Lancaster
Lancashire
24 Oct 12Sheffield Theatres
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
19 Jun 12
to
23 Jun 12
BAC (Battersea Arts Centre)
Inner London
Greater London

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