Tim Etchells’ To Move In Time sees Forced Entertainment’s welcome return to Exeter

Forced Entertainment has today announced that after a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe this summer To Move In Time, created by Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment in collaboration with Tyrone Huggins (Black Men Walking, Opening Skinner’s Box) will tour the UK.

The production will open in Cardiff on Tuesday 4 February and continue on to Exeter Phoenix for a one-off performance on Wednesday 19 February. The tour will also visit venues in Sheffield, Birmingham, and Bristol. The Exeter tour date will be a particularly special stop on the tour, as the Forced Entertainment were founded by University Of Exeter alumni in 1984.

 To Move In Time is a monologue written by Tim Etchells for performer and collaborator Tyrone Huggins, in which an unnamed protagonist speculates playfully about what he’d do if he were able to travel backwards and forwards in time. From fantasies of changing the present, to obsessions with everyday events in the past, to dreaming up ways to get rich from knowledge of the future, the text is an unfolding compulsive thought process. In the end though, far from the science fiction of time travel it is ostensibly working with, To Move In Time concerns itself with questions of value and priority – what matters, what needs to be cared for and what can be changed.

An obsessive stream of consciousness tangled and contradictory, the work combines Etchells’ text with Huggins’ powerful performance to walk a line between comic absurdity and melancholia.

Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions/students) and are available from Exeter Phoenix’s website or by calling the venue’s box office on 01392 667080.

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