Forced Entertainment are looking for 16 young people of all abilities and backgrounds between 8-14 years old to collaborate with them to present their first work as an associate company at the Southbank Centre, a new version of Artistic Director Tim Etchells’ That Night Follows Day. The performance is a comical and poignant piece that explores the ways in which the adult world shapes and defines that of young people. It offers up the full range of advice, facts, white lies and excuses children hear from adults. The performance explores how we are all both made and constrained by language as we try to describe our experiences and imagine our futures.
That Night Follows Day will be performed at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room from 11th – 15th December 2018.
Auditions will be held on 7th and 8th July 2018, in the form of a one hour workshop in a small group involving games and reading. There will be a second audition call back on 11th and 12th July, and the making process for the selected sixteen young people will start with an introductory workshop in the summer; subsequent rehearsals will be held over four months between September and December. Full information in listings below.
The Sheffield based company return to the Southbank Centre after more than a decade, having last performed there in 2007 with And On The Thousandth Night… as part of SPILL Festival, and with seminal piece Bloody Mess at Jarvis Cocker’s Meltdown. That Night Follows Day was originally created in 2007 by Forced Entertainment’s Artistic Director Tim Etchells in a production for the Flemish theatre organisation CAMPO.
To sign up for the open audition workshop, applicants can fill out the application form here. Deadline for applications is 10am Monday 2 July. Applicants will be notified of their scheduled audition workshop by Tuesday 3 July.