Tim Etchells & Forced Entertainment: To Move In Time

Date:Wed 27 Feb
Time:7.30pm
Venue:J2
Price:£12.50 (£8 con)

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.

A post-show Q&A will follow this performance.

Image: Vlatka Horvat. And Counting (Five), 2011. Modified clock, modified wooden rulers. Courtesy the artist. Photos by Hugo Glendinning and Maurizio Martorana.

Etchells' script is a masterpiece of precise observation and perfectly crafted musicality, moving subtly through love, amusement, anger, frustration and joy.
The Herald (Scotland) – on ‘That Night Follows Day’

"…Near legendary…at the forefront of performance and innovation."
The Stage

"…There are plays that stay with you over the years and then there’s Forced Entertainment…"
The Guardian

"...Theatre pioneers”
BBC Arts News

Age: 12+

Duration: 1 hr 10 (no interval) + post show Q&A

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.