Photo © Hugo Glendinning
Forced Entertainment

A lone performer takes to the stage, explaining that the show we’re watching is somehow different tonight. The atmosphere is different, his entrance was off, the lights are wrong, some scenery is missing, some performers are absent. The tone is all wrong. Things are somehow falling to pieces, or maybe things are just now falling into place. The audience reaction, our protagonist says, is not quite what he expected, not quite what he's used to. Perhaps the fact he is dressed as a skeleton has something to do with it.

Spectacular is about the now of the performance moment, the trembling edge of laughter, possibility and invention. It's about death and playing dead, about the strange contact between two performers on-stage and an audience caught between what they are watching and what they are being told.
Play / Performance


3.31 Tue 8pm /
4.1 Wed 8pm
Arko Arts Theater
Main Hall

Ticket Price:
[R] 40,000 KRW
[S] 30,000 KRW

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Artist Talk:
Forced Entertainment
4.1 Wed 9:30pm
Arko Arts Theater
Main Hall

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Conceived and devised by
Forced Entertainment
Robin Arthur and Claire Marshall
Tim Etchells
Tim Etchells, Robin Arthur and Forced Entertainment
Richard Lowdon
Lighting Design
Nigel Edwards
Ray Rennie and Francis Stevenson

Forced Entertainment is
Robin Arthur,
Tim Etchells (Artistic Director),
Richard Lowdon (Designer),
Claire Marshall,
Cathy Naden and
Terry O’Connor.
General Manager
Eileen Evans
Gareth James
Marketing Manager
Sarah Cockburn
Administrative Assistant
Natalie Simpson
BIT Teatergarasgen (Bergen), Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris), Theatre Garonne (Toulouse), Tramway (Glasgow).

Forced Entertainment is regularly funded by Arts Council England and Sheffield City Council.