Speak Bitterness is a six hour durational performance where the audience is invited to arrive, depart and return at any point throughout the evening. One ticket guarantees entry and re-entry.
'A beautifully simple idea beautifully developed to create something clever, funny, mind-bending and profoundly humane.' The Scotsman
'A brilliant originality.' The Independent
'A wide-ranging and open-ended piece; it is its very randomness that makes it so fascinating, embracing many possibilities of interpretation….a thought-provoking and beautifully presented show…' The Irish Times
'..powerfully, accumulatively affective' Time Out
About the company
Forced Entertainment is a Sheffield-based theatre company founded in 1984. Touring and presenting their ground-breaking provocative performances across the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world, the group have sustained a unique collaborative practice for more than thirty years, producing work that explores and often explodes the conventions of genre, narrative and theatre itself, drawing influence not just from drama but from dance, performance art, music culture and popular forms such as cabaret and stand-up.
In 2016 Forced Entertainment won the International Ibsen Award for their unique and celebrated contribution to the field of contemporary theatre and performance.
Conceived and devised by the company
Performers Robin Arthur, Tim Etchells, Richard Lowdon, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden, Terry O’Connor plus invited guests
Direction Tim Etchells
Text Tim Etchells and the company
Design Richard Lowdon
Lighting Design Nigel Edwards
Soundtrack John Avery
Speak Bitterness is a Forced Entertainment production
Commissioned by National Review of Live Art Glasgow