Southbank Centre Associate Company Forced Entertainment present the UK premiere of their new group piece Out of Order.
Carefully unbalanced between funny and not funny, it presents the ruins of a show in the ruins of a world.
Old music plays on loop – the wrong kind, but no one seems to mind.
Rehearsing old gags and getting tangled in new ones, the clowns fight and chase in eruptions of uneasy mayhem.
Violence and posturing, high jinks and clown-on-clown comical capers give way to bickering, exhaustion, hunger, melancholy and silence.
The clock ticks. The music swells to repeated climax.
Highly regarded for pushing the boundaries of what theatre can be, Forced Entertainment reimagine the circus clown in six figures set swirling on the stage.
Age Recommendation: 16+
Delightfully ridiculous, pleasingly pointless and annoyingly enthralling – Forced Entertainment have created a show that will stay with you for days afterwards
Watching them navigate this new wordless terrain is an intentionally frustrating and violent adventure set on a repeat
Forced Entertainment’s clowns have forgotten their routine but are bound to try to do it anyway, just as we remain dutifully committed to our own pointless self-destruction
An absurdist response to troubled times
Our era of buffoonish leadership is brilliantly skewered in Forced Entertainment’s mimed maelstrom of aggression