Real Magic
  • Edinburgh International Festival

To the sound of looped applause and canned laughter, three performers take part in animpossible illusion " part mind-reading feat, part cabaret act, part chaotic game show "as they endlessly revisit moments of defeat, hope and anticipation.

Taking popular culture as its starting point, Real Magic presents an unstable trap thatspeaks to the complex political place we find ourselves in, creating something that ispoetic, challenging, funny and provocative.

Caught in a world of second chances and second guesses, variations and changes,distortions and transformations, Real Magic takes you on a hallucinatory journey, ina compelling performance about struggle, optimism and the desire for change.

Forced Entertainment, the legendary Sheffield-based group, is led by artist and writerTim Etchells. It explores and explodes conventions of genre, narrative and theatre itself.Infamous for exciting, entertaining, challenging and questioning audiences, the groupplays a key role in the development of contemporary theatre, and continues to exacta huge influence on generations of theatre-makers in the UK and worldwide.

[Forced Entertainment] has been at the far front end ofperformance and innovation

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