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NOW 19 | Week 5

12 February — 16 February

Tim Etchells & Forced Entertainment

With Tyrone Huggins

To Move In Time // 7.30pm

“Etchells’ script is a masterpiece of precise observation and perfectly crafted musicality” –  The Herald (Scotland) – on That Night Follows Day 

Imagine you can travel through time. Backwards and Forwards. What would you do?

Go back into history to change the present? Get rich using knowledge of the future?

Written by Tim Etchells and powerfully performed by Tyrone Huggins (Black Men Walking Royal Exchange/Royal Court) To Move in Time is an unfurling trail of thought in which extraordinary and impossible fantasies are dreamt up, lived out and then discarded.

An obsessive stream of consciousness, tangled and contradictory, it flits from the everyday to the fantastical in a way that is comic, absurd and tinged with melancholy.

To Move in Time is a Tim Etchells & Forced Entertainment production, in collaboration with Tyrone Huggins. Forced Entertainment is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation.
Image supplied. Credit: Image: Vlatka Horvat. And Counting (Five), 2011. Modified clock, modified wooden rulers. Courtesy the artist.

Peter McMaster

With Louise Ahl

A Sea of Troubles // 9pm

A performance space. Silence. Memory. A sea of male bodies.

A Sea Of Troubles is a striking new choreographic work created by Peter McMaster (Wuthering Heights, ★★★★ The Guardian, ★★★★★ The Herald ) with Louise Ahl (Holy Smoke, ★★★★ The Herald).

Slow, tense and tender, this unfurling performance confronts the fragility of memory, masculinity and the burdens of language. Recovering traces of male presence in theatrical history, it explores how putting space between words and their meaning can re-write what has come before.

This quietly beautiful work urges you to look closely at yourself, your space and what a moving male body can mean.

Supported by Creative Scotland


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Tim Etchells

Tim Etchells is an artist and a writer based in the UK whose work shifts between performance, visual art and fiction. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned Sheffield-based performance group Forced Entertainment. Recent publications include Vacuum Days (Storythings, 2012) and While You Are With Us Here Tonight (LADA, 2013). Etchells’ work has been shown recently at Cubitt, Hayward Gallery and Bloomberg SPACE in London, at Turner Contemporary and Compton Verney in the UK, at Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam) and MUHKA (Antwerp).

Currently Professor of Performance & Writing at Lancaster University, he was a Tate / Live Art Development Agency ‘Legacy: Thinker In Residence’ Award winner in 2008, Artist of the City of Lisbon in 2014 and he received the prestigious Spalding Gray Award in February 2016.

Tyrone Huggins

Tyrone Huggins has over 40 years experience as actor and performer. He was co-founder of the experimental/visual theatre company Impact Theatre Co-operative in 1979, touring nationally and internationally in thirteen devised productions over five years before working with other companies including Temba, People Show, Hesitate & Demonstrate, Talawa, Paines Plough and Graeme Miller Company.


He has predominantly performed in new writing. Recent acting credits include Black Men Walking by Testament for Eclipse Theatre (with Royal Exchange/Royal Court); Always Orange by Fraser Grace and Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Soldier by Somalia Seaton for RSC; Opening Skinner’s Box devised for Improbable (with Northern Stage/West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Honey Man by Tyrone Huggins for Judy Owen Ltd. (with Birmingham Repertory Theatre).

Forced Entertainment

Forced Entertainment is a Sheffield-based theatre company founded in 1984. Touring and presenting their ground-breaking provocative performances across the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world, the group have sustained a unique collaborative practice for more than thirty 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.

In 2016 Forced Entertainment won the International Ibsen Award for their unique and celebrated contribution to the field of contemporary theatre and performance.

Peter McMaster

Peter McMaster is an experimental theatre director and performer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Under his artistic direction, McMaster has created several award winning works from fully staged touring theatre shows, to intimate solo practice for one audience at a time. Particular celebrated works include Wuthering Heights, 27 and Gold Piece. He is a regular collaborator with choreographer Louise Ahl, and has worked with national and international organisations, taking his work across the world. He is a constellation artist with Take Me Somewhere international festival of performance and regularly teaches in higher education, namely at Glasgow University and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.