Signal to Noise

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Holland Festival
18 Jun '24

Signal to Noise

Forced Entertainment
Signal to Noise
18 Jun '24
Forced Entertainment

Legendary British theatre company plays with text, music and physical action in new work. Both light and disconcerting, comical and deadly serious. Celebrating 40 years of the company’s innovative approaches to performance, the show draws audiences into a compelling encounter with the artists. Signal to Noise is an invitation to reflect on our shared contemporary experience, developed through the group’s rigorous and intuitive collaborative process.

Festival Holland Festival

Duration 80 minutes
Genre theatre
Language English

For artistic reasons, there will be no surtitles during the performance. A summary of the text will be available via a QR code.

Dutch premiere Sun 16 June


In Forced Entertainment’s Signal to Noise, the stage becomes a hallucinatory expanse across which lone figures drift, dance, run, spring and crawl, isolated but always joined in the connection of possible and impossible stories. There are dances and confrontations, chance encounters and drunken meanderings, moments of confusion, shared joy, stillness and delirium.
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‘We make work that refuses to be simply an entertainment taking place at a distance, down the other end of the telescope, down there on the stage. Instead we try to find ways to triangulate the work directly to the auditorium. As if to ask the audience who they are and who is sitting with them, to wonder not about the narrative of a drama but about the truly present situation and dynamic of the theatre.’
- Tim Etchells

CREDITS


concept Forced Entertainment
director Tim Etchells
creators Robin Arthur, Seke Chimutengwende, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor
performers Robin Arthur, Seke Chimutengwende, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor
dramaturgy Tyrone Huggins
lighting design Nigel Edwards
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production manager Jim Harrison
producer EIleen Evans
production Forced Entertainment
coproduction Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Centre Pompidou, Festival d’Automne à Paris, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Holland Festival, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Pact Zollverein and Théatre Garonne
this performance is made possible by Ammodo

ABOUT HOLLAND FESTIVAL

The Holland Festival is the largest international performing arts festival in the Netherlands and one of the oldest festivals in Europe. Founded in 1947, Holland Festival celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2022.

The festival takes place every June, in and around Amsterdam at various locations, indoors and outdoors, large-scale and intimate, online and offline.

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