The Possible Impossible House

The Possible Impossible House

Fri 08 - Sat 09 April 2016

Spring 2016 | Family Show

Doodles in a book spring to life and lead you on an enthralling night-time adventure.

Combining home-made visual magic and live sound effects, this is the first work that the internationally acclaimed Forced Entertainment has created for children and their families.

In the library of The Possible Impossible House, a doodle of a girl springs from the blank page of an algebra book.

She’ll take you on an adventure around labyrinthine corridors, a deserted ballroom and a cupboard under the stairs, encountering a motley crew of characters. There’s a flock of rowdy birds, a talking mouse, a not-so-very-frightening ghost and an army of dancing soldiers.

At the forefront of contemporary theatre over the past 30 years, the international trailblazers Forced Entertainment collaborate with visual artist Vlatka Horvat, whose collages help summon the house and figures inside.

'Confounding conventions and exploding audience expectations'
The Times on Forced Entertainment

Due to unforseen circumstances the advertised Saturday at 11am performance hs been cancelled. All other performances are going ahead as usual.



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The Company:

Claire Marshall
Cathy Naden

Directed by Tim Etchells
Projections by Vlatka Horvat and Tim Etchells


Since forming the company in 1984, the six core members of the group have sustained a unique artistic partnership for more than 30 years, confirming their position as trailblazers in contemporary theatre. The company’s substantial canon of work reflects an interest in the mechanics of performance, the role of the audience and the machinations of contemporary urban life. The work is distinctive and provocative, delighting in disrupting the conventions of theatre and the expectations of audiences. Forced Entertainment’s trademark collaborative process – devising work as a group through improvisation, experimentation and debate – has made them pioneers of British avant-garde theatre and earned them an international reputation.

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“Sparky, well acted two hander celebrating the joy of storytelling.”
The Stage

“I’m certain plenty of children who are lucky enough to enter the The Possible Impossible House will have some exciting, surreal” stories of their own having been immersed in the Forced Entertainment world”.
Total Theatre

On the Company:

“Confounding conventions and exploding audience expectations”
The Times on Forced Entertainment

"…Near legendary…at the forefront of performance and innovation."
The Stage on Forced Entertainment

"Forced Entertainment – the name should be a clue to their playful/provocative dichotomy – have become the foremost contemporary theatre makers of their generation".
Our Favourite Places on Forced Entertainment

"Theatre pioneers"
BBC Arts News on Forced Entertainment

"One of the greatest British theatrical exports.... It is [their] ability to smash through the pretences of theatre that has kept the company ahead of the game."
The Guardian on Forced Entertainment

show details

Dates: Fri 8 - Sat 9 Apr
Times: 6pm (Fri), 2pm (Sat)
Running time: 1 hr 10 min, no interval
Prices:  £10 Adults | £8 Children
                £30 family of 4*
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage
*Family Ticket is four tickets with min 1 child

Venue: Unity One

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