Slapstick and Slaughter by Desperate Men
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 and 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.
The UK’s Desperate Men’s mischievous, warm hearted work invites audiences to ask serious questions about the world.