A roller coaster ride with Forced Entertainment

The Forced Entertainment production of Dirty Work
The Forced Entertainment production of Dirty Work

A Sheffield-based theatre company with an international reputation for ground-breaking work has a new production looking at the power of language.

In Dirty Work (The Late Shift) from Forced Entertainment, two performers conjure an extraordinary performance in a collaborative and competitive act of description.

The company say: “From vast explosions to sub-atomic particles, with daily life, political interludes, dramas and cabaret turns in between, no event is too large and no image un-stageable for the protagonists, whose game of virtual theatre takes the audience on a roller coaster ride, celebrating the power of language to make things happen.

“From theatrical spectacle to historical events, daily life to impossible feats, cabaret to political speeches, and from sublime beauty to vivid terrors, everything is here, in provocative, intimate and comical style.

“Accompanied by the sound of piano on a battered record player, Dirty Work (The Late Shift) explores and exposes a world in which real life is so often presented as spectacle.”

This performance develops a show first seen on stage in 1998.

Dirty Work (The Late Shift) is at Forced Entertainment’s new base, Theatre Deli on Eyre Street, from Wednesday to Friday (Nov 21-3). Bookings: www.theatredeli.co.uk