ACTION HERO

Slap Talk

Slap Talk
11 August 11am-5pm
Drill Hall Studio

Inspired by the self-aggrandising of boxers at the pre-fight weigh in, Slap Talk is a verbal sparring match that is both a linguistic version of the fight itself and a reflection upon the violence present in everyday language.

Speaking to each other and to the audience via a live feed from a camera to a monitor, the performers rant, insult and threaten each other in a scripted version of a pre-fight press conference crossed with a 24 hour rolling news channel.

Over 6 hours, an autocue scrolls a continuous barrage of passive aggressive violence of lovers talking, the hard sell of a shopping channel, the anger of the fire and brimstone preacher, the subtle violence of middle class one-upmanship.

This is a six hour long performance. Audiences are encouraged to stay for as long as they can but welcome to take breaks whenever they like.

 

ultimate discursive arena, interrogating the construction and application of dialogue and performance… intimate, engaging and unsettling work
This is Tomorrow

see why this maverick company, with its engaging DIY aesthetic, is attracting so much attention
The Guardian

Developed with the support of Caravan and BIOS, Athens. Slap Talk began in The Darkroom, China Plate’s development space for writing and performance. Action Hero are supported by Theatre Bristol’s Company Producer, Mel Scaffold.

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