Conceived and devised by the company
Director Tim Etchells
Devised with and Performed by Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon and Claire Marshall
Created with input from Robin Arthur and Cathy Naden
Real Magic creates a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comical repetition. To the sound of looped applause and canned laughter, three performers take part in an impossible illusion – part mind-reading feat, part cabaret act, part nightmare game show – in which they are thrown back again and again to moments of hope and defeat. A compelling performance about optimism, individual agency and the desire for change.
Age guidance: 16+
Content warning: Contains strobes/flashing lights, overt sexual references, strong language and music at high volume
A Forced Entertainment production.
Co-produced by: PACT Zollverein Essen, HAU Hebbel Am Ufer Berlin, Künsterlhaus Moustonturm Frankfurt, Tanzquartier Wien Vienna, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex and the Spalding Gray Consortium – On the Boards Seattle, PS122 NYC, Walker Art Center Minneapolis and Warhol Museum Pittsburgh.
**** ‘Devilishly simple and fiendishly intricate... a Forced Entertainment tour de force’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
‘Haunting, enticing, surprising, as ever… a curious joy and a magical gift’ Total Theatre