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Forced Entertainment

To Move In Time
Real Magic

Even as you watch from a safe distance, you are caught in the midst of it all

If you could travel in time to the past or future, what would you do? “Would I find what my friends have lost?” “End war?” “Get rich?” To Move In Time explores ideas like these through performer Tyrone Huggins’ monologue. What is important, what needs to be cared for, and what can be changed? As fantasies, delusions, and dreams unfold, the performance itself expands beyond its framework.

In Real Magic, a blindfolded participant tries to read a performer’s mind, all while a quizmaster stirs up the audience. Hilarity ensues with the absurd progression of the game show and growing anticipation of the correct answer.

Forced Entertainment has been breaking new ground in contemporary theater in the UK since forming in 1984. The two works presented here are simple in their set-up, but they force the audience to look at the emerging power dynamics and hidden structures within the space of the performance. Capitalist economies, institutional structures, distribution in cities: the works not only challenge these existing systems and structures but also ask, “How can we respond to what is in front of us?” “What would you do?”

To Move In Time
10.20 (Thu) 19:00 ★
10.22 (Sat) 14:00 ♡

Real Magic
10.22 (Sat) 19:00
10.23 (Sun) 14:00 ★♡

Doors open 30min prior to the performance.
★ Post-show talk
♡ Childcare Service (reservation required 7 days before each performance)

To Move In Time
Duration: 55 min

Real Magic
Duration: 100 min

English with Japanese surtitles

Forced Entertainment


Forced Entertainment
Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Forced Entertainment is a Sheffield-based theater company founded in 1984. Led by the artist and writer Tim Etchells, the company includes designer and performer Richard Lowdon alongside performers Robin Arthur, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor. While also collaborating with many guest artists, the company’s work explores and often explodes the conventions of genre, narrative and theater itself drawing influence not just from drama but from dance, performance art, music culture, cabaret and stand-up. Touring and presenting their work internationally, the group have sustained a unique collaborative practice for more than thirty years. They were awarded the 2016 International Ibsen Award.

To Move In Time
Writer and Director: Tim Etchells
Performer and Collaborator: Tyrone Huggins
Assistant Director: Hester Chillingworth
Lighting: Jim Harrison
Production Manager: Jim Harrison
Produced by Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment
In collaboration with Tyrone Huggins
Co-commissioned by The Yard Theatre
Supported by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Real Magic
Director: Tim Etchells
Devised and Performed by Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon and Claire Marshall
Created with input from Robin Arthur and Cathy Naden
Lighting: Jim Harrison
Set Design: Richard Lowdon
Production Manager:Jim Harrison
Sound Technicians: Greg Akenhurst, Doug Currie
Project Assistant: Anna Krauss
Music Electronics & Sound Editing: John Avery Loops Tim Etchells | 'Grave', from Telemann Fantasia Number 1 in B-Flat Major Aisha Orazbayeva
Produced by Forced Entertainment
Co-produced by PACT Zollverein Essen, HAU Hebbel Am Ufer, Künsterlhaus Moustonturm Frankfurt, Tanzquartier Wien, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex and the Spalding Gray Consortium – On the Boards, PS122 NYC, Walker Art Center Minneapolis and The Andy Warhol Museum

Performance in Kyoto supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council and National Arts Council, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Presented by Kyoto Experiment

Kyoto Experiment Staff
Stage Manger:Yuhi Kobayashi
Japanese surtitles: Kyle Yamada (To Move In Time), Miho Tsujii (Real Magic)
Surtitles Operation: Takuya Ito
Production Coordinator: Tsubasa Shimizu (KANKARA Inc.)
Intern: Yo Tomita