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, SLAPSTICK & SLAUGHTER examines how the barbaric chaos of World War One manifested itself in the nihilistic, nonsensical art that grew from it. This street 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.
The show is designed to work indoors and outdoors and we are currently taking bookings – get in touch to find out more.
Performers - Richard Headon, Jon Beedell.
Director - Angus Barr
Choreography - Helen Parlor
Music - Shirley Pegna
Costume - Kirsty Hanlon
Painting - John Clowry
Marketing - Kate Morrison
“We, members of the Dada movement, merely hold up a mirror to the times.”