Forced Entertainment

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We are a group of six artists.

We started working together in 1984 and in the many projects we’ve created we’ve tried to explore what theatre and performance can mean in contemporary life. In doing so we’ve made lists, played games, spoken gibberish, stayed silent, made a mess, dressed up, stripped down, confessed to it all, performed magic tricks, told jokes, clowned around, played dead, got drunk, told stories and performed for six, twelve and even 24 hours at a stretch.

The work we make is always a kind of conversation or negotiation. We’re interested in making performances that excite, frustrate, challenge, question and entertain. We’re interested in confusion as well as laughter.

It’s seriously playful work and we’re still trying to answer our questions about theatre and performance – about what those things might be for us and what kinds of dialogue they can open with contemporary audiences.

As well as performance works, we’ve made gallery installations, site-specific pieces, books, photographic collaborations, videos and even a mischievous guided bus tour.

We’re based in Sheffield but we present the work we make all over the world.


Connected mandy members:

Alfie Moulson
Alfie Moulson
Child Actor
2013, That Night Follows Day, Boy
Contact Theatre
Francis Stevenson
Francis Stevenson
Production Manager
2012, Various in rep., Production Lighting
Zara Webb
Zara Webb
Actor
2011, That Night Follows Day, Lead
Cruicible Theatre, Sheffield
Francesca Turton
Francesca Turton
Child Actor
2011, That Night Follows Day, Child Performer
The Crucible, Sheffield
Molly Stoker
Molly Stoker
Lighting Technician
2010, The Thrill of it All, Touring Technician
Tour
Arianna Glenton
2008, Use Blue For Night, Arianna
The Contact Theatre
Ben Neale
Ben Neale
Actor
2008, Bloody Mess, Robin
Ben Neale
Ben Neale
Actor
2007, First Night, Jerry
Ben Neale
Ben Neale
Actor
2005, Bloody Mess, Robin
Ben Neale
Ben Neale
Actor
2004, Quizoola!, 6hr Durational Improvisation
Ben Neale
Ben Neale
Actor
2003, The Voices, Doctor / Bravery
Andrew Clarke
Andrew Clarke
Production Manager
2003, numerous, production manager
Ben Neale
Ben Neale
Actor
2003, 12am: Awake and Looking Down, 6hr Durational Improvisation
Jack Randle
Jack Randle
Actor
1991, Marina & Lee, Cowboy
UK & International Touring

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