And on the 1000th Night
Forced Entertainment (GB)
The British theatre group Forced Entertainment from Sheffield/GB is regarded as one of the first and most successful formations of performance theatre. Since their founding in 1984, they have been celebrating their pleasurable stage experiments based on classical acting. “And on the 1000th night” was created in 2000 and has been a classic of contemporary theatre ever since. In this rarely shown piece, the six performers use the oldest form of theatre ever: free improvisation. Over 6 hours, stories about the world and the people emerge, told as casually invented fairy tales, but infinitely impressive in their immediate and almost endless totality. During these 6 hours, the spectators sit on the comfortably furnished grandstand with cushions and can take a break, eat something or relax for a moment at any time.
Forced Entertainment (GB), founded in 1984, is one of the most important performance theatre groups in Europe. With a core team of six artists under the direction of Tim Etchells, they have realised dozens of stage works throughout Europe and worldwide, most recently including “Real Magic” and “Out of Order”. With “Real Magic” they were invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen in 2017. Forced Entertainment was the first company to receive the “International Ibsen Award” in 2016, one of the world’s most prestigious theatre awards.