Desperate Men: Slapstick & Slaughter (Open Air) | Tues 25 July

Desperate men

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Please note that a 10% booking fee applies online and via the Tourist Info Centre






Show time: 12.30pm and 2.30pm


All tickets £5
Running time: 40 minutes (approx)

Two men recklessly attempt to confront the absurdity of war in just 35 minutes, using their bodies, their voices and the surrealist toolbox of DADAism. Playful, physical and blackly comedic, their new show SLAPSTICK & SLAUGHTER examines how the barbaric chaos of World War One manifested itself in the nihilistic, nonsensical art that grew from it.

Desperate Men Street Theatre splatters big ideas on a small canvas, exploring art’s reaction to the war’s wholesale destruction of lives, the old order and old hypocrisies and finding echoes in equally absurd modern conflicts.