We often hear that theatre does not give answers, it just asks questions. Good theatre asks really good questions. And we can say that Quizoola! asks a lot of questions. If Chuck Norris does all the push-ups, then the Forced Entertainment collective asks all the questions in this show. And that’s not all. Quizoola! not only asks, it answers. Whether philosophical, trivial or deeply personal, the performers’ answers are invented on the spot, and the atmosphere moves from intimate chat to pub quiz to absurd interrogation. What happens when we are left with just questions and answers? Quizoola!
Quizoola! is a durational performance that will be shortened for our festival. It will all happen in just three hours. Three hours of pure pleasure and torment, plain insight and banality, pure joy and sorrow.
You can step out during the performance and come back whenever you please. And there is no doubt that at the end you’ll wish the performance wasn’t over yet. Because – who could know what might lie behind the next right question.
In cooperation with Maribor Theatre Festival.
“Mesmerisingly energetic […]. As if the entire repertoire of questions in the world were being exhausted, so that no-one outside would ever have to ask anything.”
Jonathan Romney, The Guardian, 2000
Forced Entertainment is a group of six individuals who embody collectivity in creation. They have created some of the most exciting and acclaimed theatre performances of the last decades and are considered to have reinvented theatre. Their essence is engaged-political and personal. They are so very much theirs, but at the same time so very much ours.
Conceived and devised by: Forced Entertainment
Performed by: Jerry Killick, Richard Lowdon and Claire Marshall
Text: Tim Etchells & The Company
Lighting & Design: Richard Lowdon