#IBT17SHOWCASE

Winners of the International Ibsen Award 2016

Real Magic

Description Details

‘Theatre pioneers’ BBC Arts News

A hallucinatory journey of second chances and second guesses

‘Near legendary…at the forefront of performance and innovation’ The Stage

Real Magic creates a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comical repetition. To the sound of looped applause and canned laughter a group of performers are caught in an impossible world. Somewhere between a mind-reading feat, a cabaret act and a chaotic game show they endlessly replay the moment of defeat and the moment of hope in a work compellingly full of optimism and an overwhelming desire for change.

forcedentertainment.com

Images © Hugo Glendinning

  • Touring Information

    Reviews

    “devilishly simple and fiendishly intricate” The Guardian (UK)
    “a potent expression of our rudderless times.” What’s On Stage (UK)

    Production details
    Director: Tim Etchells
    Devised with and Performed: Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon and Claire Marshall
    Created with input from Robin Arthur and Cathy Naden
    Lighting Design: Jim Harrison
    Design: Richard Lowdon
    Production Management: Jim Harrison
    Sound Technicians: Greg Akenhurst & Doug Currie
    Project Assistant: Anna Krauss
    Music Electronics & Sound Editing: John Avery
    Loops: Tim Etchells
    ‘Grave’, from Telemann Fantasia Number 1 in B-Flat Major Aisha Orazbayeva

    NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON STAGE: 3
    NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN TOURING COMPANY: 5
    FREIGHT: YES
    TOURING AVAILABILITY: Ongoing
    SCALE OF VENUE: Small-scale (capacity up to 400)
    MINIMUM PERFORMANCE SPACE: 12m wide x 10m deep
    TEXT-BASED: Low (some text with a strong visual/physical element)

    At IBT17
    VENUE: Arnolfini
    PRODUCTION DATES: 10-11th February
    PRODUCTION TIMES: Various
    DURATION: 90 MINS (no interval)
    AUDIENCE CAPACITY: 280

    Contact
    ADDRESS:  Sheffield based
    EMAIL: eileen@forcedentertainment.com
    CONTACT FOR TOURING: Eileen Evans

Venue Details