All we have left is now. The past has passed and the future looks more uncertain than ever. Back in June, in the middle of Berlin’s cultural lockdown, when all the theatres were closed, Gob Squad presented “Show Me A Good Time” as an ambitious 12-hour livestream. From the empty stage of HAU1, a single performer reached out to audiences across the world, whilst others explored the streets of Berlin and Sheffield, or shared intimate secrets from their homes. The world is changing fast, and there is no going back to the way things were. What will remain and what will change as history marches relentlessly onwards? As we retreat into our social bubbles, how can we connect to strangers? And where are the good times in the new normal? On a stage? On the streets? At home on the sofa?
Now that theatres are cautiously open again, Gob Squad have reworked “Show Me A Good Time” as a series of three hour episodes, performed for an exclusive live audience in HAU1 as well as online. Come and be part of it!
For over 25 years, Gob Squad have been blurring the boundaries of art, theatre and real life. Sometimes they perform on the streets or in other public non-theatre locations. Sometimes they use cameras to bring the urban jungle, with all its danger, beauty and messiness, into the comfort of a theatre. Often they do both simultaneously.