The Thrill Of It All

Forced Entertainment


It’s bright under the lights, and hot, and frightening. In The Thrill of it All, nine performers in grubby tuxedos and tarnished sequins play out a comical and disconcerting vaudeville to the strains of Japanese lounge music.

Deranged dancing girls swirl, giggle, bicker and stray ever further from the point. Shabby comperes compete for the microphone and the audience’s laughter as the show itself slowly starts to unravel. Dances end in fights, jokes end in confusion and sentimental stories end in arguments in this unsettling and extraordinary performance.

High quality multi-camera performance documentation recorded at Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, 2010, 110 mins. approx.

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