Funny, provocative and beautifully poetic, That Night Follows Day exposes the facts, white lies and excuses adults tell children.
Performed by children, for adults, the cast invite us to take a playful look at the way we project our world onto those around us. With alarming clarity and humour, these eight to 14 year olds reveal the ways we are all constrained and created by the words we hear.
You feed us.
You dress us.
You watch us when we are sleeping.
You lay down the law.
You explain that night follows day.
Leading contemporary theatre company Forced Entertainment have produced some of ‘the most exciting and challenging theatre of the past few decades’ (The Guardian). Working with a diverse group of young people from London, including two British Sign Language users, they present a new version of Tim Etchells' text as the company’s first production as Southbank Centre Associate Artist.
Forced Entertainment artistic director and writer Tim Etchells is also a solo artist in his own right, who has seen his work exhibited internationally.
The original version of That Night Follows Day was produced in Dutch with Flemish company CAMPO. This will be the first time Forced Entertainment have presented the full production, and the first time it has been done in the UK.
The script is mesmeric and the performative naturalism endlessly watchable