Forced Entertainment: Things That Go through Your Mind When Falling

Making performance works for four decades, British experimental theatre collective Forced Entertainment has become globally renowned for its singular aesthetic and audacious events, melding narrative fragments with strange acts, broken poetry, audience provocations, and comcial failure. With its low-fi theatre, intimate text-based works, and epic durational spectacles, the group has profoundly influenced the international performance scene, evoking and testing the politics of contemporary life.

“Things That Go through Your Mind When Falling” is the definitive book on a remarkable oeuvre: an exquisite anthology of previously unseen images by photographer Hugo Glendinning, collecting interview reflections and documentary materials alongside original texts and critical essays, which make a forceful intervention in the discourse on contemporary performance.

Forced Entertainment is an experimental theatre company based in Sheffield, England, founded by Tim Etchells in 1984.