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Tim Etchells with Bert & Nasi

L'Addition produced by Forced Entertainment

Performance Dates , Time + Venue

13 - 25 August, 11.30

Summerhall (Old Lab)



Show Description

Two performers armed with (or trapped in) a single scene – a customer orders a drink from a waiter. And then things go awry.

Played again and again, the events of this stock-situation roll repeatedly with nonstop dialogue or absolute silence and the scene starts spinning out of control. Nightmarish spiral or grotesque farce? Roles and relationships of power flip back and forth, to the point that we no longer know who’s the target and who’s the aggressor, who’s serving and who’s being served.

Directed by Forced Entertainment artistic director Tim Etchells, and created with the brilliant performance duo Bert and Nasi, 'L’Addition' orchestrates a complex hilarious and explosive performance from simple materials. Together, the three of them play with the mechanisms of theatre as much as with power relationships — but in the end, someone has to pay the bill.

This production is an English language version of the original French production by Festival d'Avignon in 2023.

Photo: Christophe Raynaud de Lage


Artist Reviews

"Tim Etchells's score and the duo of performers are enchanting". 


"theatre pushed to its limits" 


Artist Video Media Presentation

Photo: Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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