Aichi Triennale


Forced Entertainment
《Quizoola!》©Hugo Glendinning
  • Performing Arts
Forced Entertainment
9.18 12:00-18:00
Ticket ¥1,000

Conceived and devised by Forced Entertainment - Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O'Connor / Performers Tim Etchells, Cathy Naden and Jerry Killick Text Tim Etchells and the company Design Richard Lowdon Lighting Design Nigel Edwards Developed as a text by Tim Etchells, Quizoola! was originally co-commissioned by the NRLA and ICA Live Arts in 1996.

Over many hours three performers in shabby clown make-up interrogate each other with a text of 2000 questions. They sit inside a circle of bare electric light bulbs, in the intimate surroundings of a 'found space'. The audience is free to arrive, leave and return at any point as this extraordinary, marathon game of questions and answers is played out.

Quizoola! is a live negotiation of what is real and what is performed - of what questions to ask and how to answer. Sometimes whispered, sometimes yelled, a barrage of questions are asked, from pop trivia through personal secrets, via pub-quiz and twisted philosophical search. Quizoola! explores the need people have for knowledge, certainty and definition through language. Dark, hilarious, absurd and intimate, It is a game that survives from moment to moment, a comical and sometimes brutal interrogation that soon gets out of hand.

Support : Arts Council England / The British Council

Forced Entertainment
Since forming the company in 1984, the six core members of the group have sustained a unique artistic partnership for quarter of a century, confirming time and again their position as trailblazers in contemporary theatre. The company's substantial canon of work reflects an interest in the mechanics of performance, the role of the audience and the machinations of contemporary urban life. The work - framed and focused by Artistic Director Tim Etchells - is distinctive and provocative, delighting in disrupting the conventions of theatre and the expectations of audiences. Forced Entertainment's trademark collaborative process - devising work as a group through improvisation, experimentation and debate - has made them pioneers of British avant-garde theatre and earned them an unparalleled international reputation.

Place of performance / presentation

Aichi Arts Center
(Gallery G)