Forced Entertainment is a Sheffield-based theatre company founded in 1984. Touring and presenting their ground-breaking provocative performances across the UK and internationally the group have sustained a unique collaborative practice for nearly forty 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.
Led by the artist and writer Tim Etchells, the Forced Entertainment company includes designer and performer Richard Lowdon alongside performers Robin Arthur, Claire Marshall, Cathy Naden and Terry O’Connor. Over the years this core ensemble has been augmented by contributions from many guest artists and performers.
Seke Chimutengwende is a versatile artist who works as a choreographer, performer, movement director and teacher. He has collaborated with various dance companies, such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Lost Dog, Forced Entertainment and Sue MacLaine Company. Since 2006, Seke has been exploring completely improvised performance using movement and text, and has performed over 70 solo improvisations globally. He has also collaborated with many dancers, actors and musicians for ensemble improvisations.
With over 40 years of experience as an actor and performer, Tyrone Huggins is a seasoned professional. In 1979, he co-founded Impact Theatre Co-operative, an experimental visual theatre company, and toured nationally and internationally in thirteen devised productions over five years. He has also worked with other renowned companies such as Temba, People Show, Hesitate & Demonstrate, Talawa, Paines Plough, and Graeme Miller Company.