Real Magic

Impossible illusions and surreal comedy from Sheffield theatre group Forced Entertainment

Tuesday 14th November 2017 - Saturday 18th November 2017

In an absurd but thoroughly mesmerising performance, world-renowned contemporary theatre company, Forced Entertainment present their latest award winning performance, Real Magic, at the Platform Theatre.

***** “hypnotic game show parody” The Stage
***** “devilishly simple and fiendishly intricate” The Guardian
***** “a potent expression of our rudderless times” What’s On Stage

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. Caught in a world of second-chances and second-guesses, variations and changes, Real Magic takes the audience on a hallucinatory journey, creating a compelling virtuoso performance about big systems, small traps and yearning for change.

The show sees regular Forced Entertainment performers Richard Lowdon and Claire Marshall, joined by Jerry Killick, who has worked with the group on numerous projects including Bloody Mess and And On The Thousandth Night.

The performance lasts for 90 minutes, and there will not be an interval. To book your tickets and find out more, click here, and catch a sneak preview in the official trailer below.

  • Location

    Platform Theatre
    1 Handyside Street
    King’s Cross
    N1C 4AA