Slapstick and Slaughter

Category: Show Related artist: Desperate Men

Two men recklessly attempt to confront the absurdity of war in just 40 minutes, 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 theatre 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.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2014
  • Length: 40 minutes
  • Performance area: 4 x 3 meters
  • Approx. get-in / get out: 15 mins
  • Number. of people on road: 2
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: English
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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