An experimental performance art group returns to Manchester this week with a troupe of hapless clowns.
Sheffield’s award-winning Forced Entertainment will return to HOME in Manchester with Out of Order.
A troupe of hapless clowns sit huddled round a table, waiting for trouble to start, like friends divided or deadlocked politicians. There are old gags that escalate and new ones that backfire. Music, sweat and bright lights. Blank faces, double takes and bright ideas. For a moment it might look like peace, but soon it’s mayhem again.
Forced Entertainment has a reputation for creating a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comical repetition, at the same time as challenging audiences’ expectations of what theatre is.
Driven by a heavy musical score, Out Of Order continues that tradition by teetering carelessly between funny and not funny at all, comical and absolutely tragic.
A kind of poetic State of the Nation rendered as clown act gone wrong, where we’re at and where we’re heading: Out of Order says it all without speaking.
Yep, that’s right, there isn’t a word spoken in the whole piece and instead features repetitive music and movement. So expect a challenging but entertaining show.
When: 13th – 15th November 2019
Where: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN
£: Tickets cost £10 – £17.50 (concessions from £5)
More info: homemcr.org/production/out-of-order