Forced Entertainment: Real Magic
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Forced Entertainment: Real Magic

Forced Entertainment, Real Magic (Photo: courtesy Hugo Glendinning)

To the sound of looped applause and canned laughter, a group of performers attempts an impossible illusion—part mind-reading feat, part cabaret act, part chaotic game show. Real Magic creates a world of absurd disconnection, struggle, comical repetition, and acting virtuosity in which they endlessly revisit moments of defeat, hope, and anticipation. The Forced Entertainment collective, founded and directed by Tim Etchells, has long been the lauded and leading experimental theater company in the UK and one of the most influential in the world. 90 minutes.

Real Magic is presented as part of Out There 2018.

Walker Commission


  • Support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by Producers’ Council members Leni and David Moore, Jr./The David and Leni Moore Family Foundation. 

    Forced Entertainment received the 2016 Spalding Gray Award, a commissioning collaboration between New York’s PS122, Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, Seattle’s On the Boards, and the Walker Art Center.