bloc // August 18, 2006

Forced Entertainment hit Newcastle ⁄⁄

Date: Wed 27 – Sat 30 Sep 06
Location: england


Britain`s most brilliant experimental theatre company, Forced Entertainment, will be setting up residency at Northern Stage , taking over all three stages, presenting two shows – one a UK premiere – and an exhibition from their Artistic Director Tim Etchells.

UK Premiere: The World in Pictures – Fri 29 & Sat 30 Sep, 8pm, Stage 1

The World in Pictures is a mock-epic theatrical picture-book of the history man.

Exquisite Pain: FREE in Stage 2, 27 & 28 Sep, 8pm, Stage 2

Based on a text by conceptual artist Sophie Calle, Exquisite Pain is an intimate and tense production, described by the critics as ´hypnotizing” and ´emotionally affecting”.

Empty Stages, 27—30 Sep, Stage 3

In a series of photographs, Forced Entertainment Artistic Director Tim Etchells and photographer Hugo Glendinning explore stages as spaces of expectation and immanence.

To book tickets or for further information call Northern Stage’s Sales Team on 0191 230 5151 or visit

Visit Forced Entertainment’s website at

Photography by Hugo Glendinning

Area: not in wales