Forced Entertainment

Under Bright Light


English / approx. 120 min.

The pioneers of European experimental theatre, Forced Entertainment return to HAU Hebbel am Ufer with their work “Under Bright Light,” which sees six performers caught in a set of fragmentary actions, interactions, texts and dances, apparently disconnected but nonetheless accumulating, linking and amplifying each other in different ways. Inventive, resourceful and endlessly under pressure they compete to find solutions to unexpected problems, balancing and manipulating objects, adopting disguises and proclaiming improvised manifestos all the while struggling in a stage world that they cannot fully control. “Under Bright Light” summons a volatile and unforgiving world in which equilibrium is hard to find. It promises to be a comical and unsettling successor to the group’s acclaimed recent works “Real Magic” and “Out of Order”.                                                                                                                                  


Conceived and devised: Forced Entertainment / Director: Tim Etchells / Performance: Robin Arthur, Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor / Lighting Design: Nigel Edwards / Stage Design: Richard Lowdon / Production Management: Jim Harrison


  • Past
    Tue 28.4.2020, 20:00 / HAU2
    Wed 29.4.2020, 20:00 / HAU2
    Thu 30.4.2020, 20:00 / HAU2

After the performance on 29 April: Artist Talk


Production: Forced Entertainment. Co-production: HAU Hebbel Am Ufer, PACT Zollverein (Essen), Künstlerhaus Moustonturm (Frankfurt a. M.).


Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin

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