Bringing Real Magic to Manchester

Published: 26 October 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Sheffield’s award-winning Forced Entertainment returns to HOME in Manchester following its debut in 2017 with Real Magic, performing Out of Order November 13–15.

A troupe of hapless clowns sit huddled round a table, waiting for trouble to start. There are old gags that escalate and new ones that backfire. For a moment it might look like peace, but soon it’s mayhem again.

Driven by a heavy musical score, Out Of Order teeters between funny and not funny, comical and tragic.