Forced Entertainment are looking for 16 young people of all abilities and backgrounds between 8-14 years old to collaborate with them to present their first work as an associate company at the Southbank Centre, a new version of Artistic Director Tim Etchells’ That Night Follows Day. The performance is a comical and poignant piece that explores the ways in which the adult world shapes and defines that of young people. It offers up the full range of advice, facts, white lies and excuses children hear from adults. The performance explores how we are all both made and constrained by language as we try to describe our experiences and imagine our futures.

That Night Follows Day will be performed at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room from 11th – 15th December 2018.

Auditions will be held on 7th and 8th July 2018, in the form of a one hour workshop in a small group involving games and reading. There will be a second audition call back on 11th and 12th July, and the making process for the selected sixteen young people will start with an introductory workshop in the summer; subsequent rehearsals will be held over four months between September and December. Full information in listings below.

The Sheffield based company return to the Southbank Centre after more than a decade, having last performed there in 2007 with And On The Thousandth Night… as part of SPILL Festival, and with seminal piece Bloody Mess at Jarvis Cocker’s Meltdown. That Night Follows Day was originally created in 2007 by Forced Entertainment’s Artistic Director Tim Etchells in a production for the Flemish theatre organisation CAMPO.

Forced Entertainment has worked at the forefront of new developments in theatre and performance for 34 years and has been a key player in the development of a truly contemporary theatre language. The group makes their work in Sheffield (UK) and tours their ground–breaking performances across the world. The work 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.

To sign up for the open audition workshop, applicants can fill out the application form here. Deadline for applications is 10am Monday 2 July. Applicants will be notified of their scheduled audition workshop by Tuesday 3 July.

Tuesday 11 - Saturday 15 December 2018, 2pm (Sat) & 7.45pm
Southbank Centre's Purcell Room

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2018. The audition is a one-hour workshop in a small group and involves some games and reading.

Second-round auditions
Second-round auditions are held on the evening of Wednesday 11th or Thursday 12th July 2018. Those invited to the second audition will be informed by Monday 9th July.

Weekend rehearsals take up 1.5 days, and autumn half-term rehearsal is 3 full days. The complete list of rehearsal dates and times is as follows:
29 Sep 10am – 4pm & 30 Sep 10am – 1pm
6 Oct 10am – 4pm & 7 Oct 10am – 1pm
13 Oct 10am – 4pm & 14 Oct 10am – 1pm
22, 23 & 24 Oct 10am – 4pm *half-term
3 Nov 10am – 4pm & 4 Nov 10am – 1pm
10 Nov 10am – 4pm & 11 Nov 10am – 1pm
17 Nov 10am – 4pm & 18 Nov 10am – 1pm
24 Nov 10am – 4pm & 25 Nov 10am – 1pm
1 Dec 10am – 4pm & 2 Dec 10am – 1pm
8 Dec 10am – 4pm & 9 Dec 10am – 4pm
10 Dec get-in and evening run-through
11 Dec possible daytime dress rehearsal

There are six performances:
Tue 11 Dec, 7.45pm
Wed 12 Dec, 7.45pm
Thu 13 Dec, 7.45pm
Fri 14 Dec, 7.45pm
Sat 15 Dec, 2pm & 7.45pm