Out Of Order

Forced Entertainment

Unfortunately, one of the performers of Forced Entertainment slipped and fell on an icy staircase and was so badly injured that he will be unable to perform in Out of Order next week. As the piece is highly choreographed and entails being executed with extreme precision, it is not possible for the group to recast his part on such short notice. Therefore, we must regretfully cancel the shows on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2.

If you have already paid for your ticket, our ticket provider will transfer the amount paid back to your account / credit card within the next few days.

The good news, however, is that we have been able to secure substitute dates for the show this year and we would like to invite you to make ticket reservations now free of charge.

Thursday, November 28, 2019 / Advance purchase available immediately HERE

Friday, November 29, 2019 / / Free Tickets! – Reservations possible as of September 5, 2019

A troupe of hapless clowns on a bare, rough wooden platform do their best to get along and pass the time. An old piece of music plays in a loop–it’s inappropriate, but nobody seems to care. They rehearse old gags, get entangled in new ones, forget that anything has happened, then remember and forget again. They fight and chase each other, attacking suddenly, chaotically, clumsily, then calm down a bit, resting and waiting until the whole hectic action starts all over again.

Carefully unstable, oscillating between funny and not funny, Out Of Order is the ruin of a show in the ruins of a world. Violence and posturing, pranks and clown-on-clown slapstick capers give way to bickering, exhaustion, hunger, melancholy, and silence. The clock is ticking. And everything leads to nothing.

The British group Forced Entertainment can be seen at least once a year at the Gessnerallee. In 2016, it was the first company–after predecessors such as Peter Brook, Heiner Goebbels, and Ariane Mnouchkine–to receive the International Ibsen Award, one of the world’s most prestigious and highly endowed theater prizes. The troupe was invited to present its most recent work Real Magic at the Berliner Theatertreffen in 2017.


→ no special language skills required → free admission on March 01
01 Fri cancelled
02 Sat cancelled
28 Thu Halle
29 Fri Halle