Desperate Men

Presents: Slapstick & Slaughter


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

This show 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.

Described by The Stage as “Anarchic and painfully funny” The veterans of street theatre will take you places you never knew were there, but will surely want to come back to.

Saturday 29 April

  • 12:40pm St Anne's Square

  • 4:00pm St Anne's Square

Sunday 30 April

  • 2:20pm St Anne's Square

  • 4:20pm St Anne's Square

Monday 1 May

  • 1:00pm Cotton Court

  • 4:00pm St Anne's Square