About the showForce Majeure had spent 3 years touring the world, before Eddie Izzard’s latest comedy offering was brought to the West End. This ‘reloaded’ version of the original show showcased the veteran surrealist’s unique style of comedy.
The world tour of Force Majeure, which had seen Izzard perform in English, French, Spanish and German, is stand-up for the global community – with observations and sketches that we can all understand and that bring us all together. The content is classic Izzard, covering a huge scope of topics from human sacrifice to Olympic dressage. More than just your average stand-up, Izzard’s shows come with unique designs that make the evening a complete theatrical experience. Force Majeure looked stunning with projections and stylish set design.
‘Britain’s surrealist-in-chief’ (The Telegraph) has had many previous successes on stage, including Stripped (2008-2011), Sexie (2003), Circle (1999-2000), and Dress to Kill (1998). Izzard is also a talented actor and has appeared on film in Valkyrie as well as doing voice acting for The Chronicles of Narnia films. A passionate activist, Izzard recently ran 43 marathons in just 51 days, covering a distance of 1,100. This superhuman effort raised money for Sport Relief and earned him a special award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in 2009. His vision of a global style of stand-up is influenced by his strong political beliefs, which he hopes to put to good effect as a Labour candidate for the 2020 London Mayoral Election.
Force Majeure opened at London’s Palace Theatre on January 18th 2016 and played until February 13th 2016.