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Forced Entertainment

Real Magic

Saturday 26 May, 7.30pm

Norwich Playhouse

‘Haunting, enticing, surprising, as ever… a curious joy and a magical gift’ Total Theatre

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Tickets: £12

Real Magic creates a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comical repetition. To the sound of looped applause and canned laughter, three performers take part in an impossible illusion – part mind-reading feat, part cabaret act, part nightmare game show – in which they are thrown back again and again to moments of hope and defeat. A compelling performance about optimism, individual agency and the desire for change.

**** ‘Devilishly simple and fiendishly intricate… a Forced Entertainment tour de force’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian – click here to read the full review

Important information

Venue: Norwich Playhouse

Age guidance: 15+

Content warning: Contains strobes/flashing lights and music at high volume

Duration: c. 1 hour 20 minutes

Real Magic

Short Trailer

Cast and Creatives

Conceived and devised by the company


Tickets: £12

Concessions: D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers, Over 60s, Under 18s 10% off tickets within certain price bands

Under 26: £7.50

Group rate: Book nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free

Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

A Forced Entertainment production.

Co-produced by: PACT Zollverein Essen, HAU Hebbel Am Ufer Berlin, Künsterlhaus Moustonturm Frankfurt, Tanzquartier Wien Vienna, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex and the Spalding Gray Consortium – On the Boards Seattle, PS122 NYC,  Walker Art Center Minneapolis and Warhol Museum Pittsburgh.

Image credits: Masthead image © Maria Baranova