The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm
Photo Hugo Glendinning

"One of Britain's greatest theatre companies."

The Guardian


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​In this new work international innovators Forced Entertainment tangle and cross-cut multiple stories to make a compelling and unstable performance. From love and death to sex and laundry, from shipwrecks to falling snow, personal anecdotes rub shoulders with imaginary movies, and half-remembered novels bump into distorted fairytales.

Using a method as inventive as it is absurd, six performers create, collaborate, ambush and disrupt this epic saga that is resolutely too big for the stage. The result is comical, contradictory and poignant; full of wrong- headed tricks, broken dances, sleazy drum interruptions and perfunctory piano accompaniment. Everything builds and everything shimmers. Everything teeters and everything trembles. Everything is reshaped and everything is cannibalised.

The Coming Storm is Forced Entertainment at its best – trademark black humour, a collage of arresting images and an anarchic performance style.

A free  post-show discussion with members of the cast will follow ‘The Coming Storm’

Ticket offer

Forced Entertainment will be performing Tomorrow's Parties the following evening. Book for both shows and get a discoutned ticket of £12 or £8 concession (*multibuy offer not available online*).


The Coming Storm is co-produced by PACT Zollverein, Essen; Festival Avignon; Theaterhaus Gessneralle, Zurich; Tanzquartier, Vienna; Les Spectacles Vivants - Centre Pompidou, Paris; Festival d’Automne à Paris; LIFT, London; Battersea Arts Centre, London; Sheffield City Council.
Forced Entertainment are regularly funded by Arts Council England.