This may be the longest all-night bedtime story ever told. Inspired by the classic Tales of the Arabian Nights, the storytelling begins at midnight and continues until dawn, with never-ending tales that explore the relationship between a story, its storyteller, and its audience. Hysteria, absurd vulgarity and surprising tenderness combine to result in a constantly mutating story that encapsulates all the stories of the world.
This piece is recommended for ages 12+
Forced Entertainment is a U.K.-based theater company founded in 1984. Touring and presenting their ground-breaking, provocative performances across the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world, the group has sustained a unique, collaborative practice for more than thirty years, producing work that explores and often explodes the conventions of genre, narrative and theater itself, drawing influence not just from drama but from dance, performance art, music culture and popular forms such as cabaret and stand-up. forcedentertainment.com
This project is made possible with support from the British Council.