Forced Entertainment: Signal to Noise

Thu 10 & Fri 11 Oct, 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Performance & dance
£20 ⁠–⁠ £30
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A man stands on stage against a red curtain, behind the curtain a woman stands holding a rail of clothing.
Hugo Glendinning

Witness the battle to break out of repeating cycles in the UK premiere of Forced Entertainment's playful and unsettling, comical and deadly serious performance.

In Forced Entertainment’s new work, six performers navigate a world of constraints, traps, behavioural habits and repeating cycles.

The performance features language and music in loops, presenting physical action as a desperate mode of escape from repetition and boundaries.

Celebrating 40 years of the company’s experiments and reinventions of theatre language, the show draws audiences into a compelling encounter with the artists, and raises questions about cycles that trap us all.

Signal to Noise is an invitation to reflect on our shared contemporary experience, developed through the group’s rigorous and intuitive collaborative process.

Signal to Noise is a Forced Entertainment production.

Co-produced by HAU, Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin; Holland Festival, Amsterdam; Kunstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt; PACT Zollverein, Essen; and Theatre Garonne, Toulouse.

Conceived and devised by the company
Tim Etchells director
Devised and performed by Robin Arthur, Seke Chimutengwende, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor
Tyrone Huggins dramaturgy
Nigel Edwards lighting design
Jim Harrison production management

Signal to Noise is part of Forced Entertainment at 40, a special London-wide programme in partnership with the Southbank Centre, Battersea Arts Centre and The Place to celebrate 40 years of tearing up the rulebook.

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 16+

Signal to Noise is part of the programme Forced Entertainment at 40. Other shows in the programme taking place at the Southbank Centre include 12am: Awake and Looking Down and Tim Etchells & Tony Buck: Go On Like This.

Dates & times

Thur 10 Oct, 7.30pm

Fri 11 Oct, 7.30pm

Approximate run time: 1 hour 15 mins.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


  • Standard entry£20 ⁠–⁠ £30*
  • Concessions25%**

* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

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