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Out Of Order by Forced Entertainment

Driven by a heavy musical score, Out Of Order teeters carelessly between funny and not funny at all, comic and absolutely tragic.

A troupe of hapless clowns sit huddled at a table waiting for trouble to start. Like friends divided. Like deadlocked politicians. Old gags escalate and new ones backfire.

Music, sweat and fierce light. Blank faces, double takes and bright ideas. There may be peace for a moment but soon there will be mayhem again.

A kind of poetic State of the Nation rendered as clown act gone wrong. Where we’re at. Where we are heading.

Out of Order say it all without speaking.

Southbank Centre Associate Company Forced Entertainment have pioneered their inventive, playful, and provocative theatre since the group’s formation in Sheffield in 1984.

In their long collaboration their work has remained at the cutting edge of the form, winning awards, critical recognition and audience acclaim around the world.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

Event information
There will be a post show discussion after the Sunday and Monday performances.

Out of Order by Forced Entertainment