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“Brilliant...quite marvellous to behold” The SCOTSMAN
Other set pieces, like The Great British Square Dance created by Simon Britton in 1977, are designed for touring and can be performed almost anywhere. The Square Dance continues to delight and amaze audiences for its timeless piss-take of pecking orders and one-upmanship. The City Gents can still be persuaded to dust off the planks for very special events.
Forkbeard’s street and outdoor shows often feature characters locked in relationships with objects. These objects might be body extensions, motorized gadgets, mechanical paraphernalia or complex working machines that actually ‘do things’ and serve a definite and believable purpose…however bizarre. The comic rituals and deadpan demonstrations inveigle the audience in to a delighted suspension of disbelief.
Some of the outdoor pieces are created for special one-off commissions: the hilarious Chicken Shed that arrived overnight on The Esplanade outside The Royal Festival Hall, The Acoustical Machine which toured the unsuspecting village greens of The Isle of Wight,the luxury travelling urinal the "Port-a-Pee" or The Wind Machine hired to generate the right winds for The Weymouth Sailing Olympics. Forkbeard have even created special surprise events for weddings and birthdays.