Watch Me Fall
Thu 11 – Sat 13 August, 9pm
I’m going over in a barrel. I’m leaving the cannon, hitting the ramp at 90mph and clearing ten double decker buses. This time, I’m going higher, further and faster. Tonight, I will attempt the impossible
Action Hero bring their legendary DIY stunt show Watch Me Fall back to Forest Fringe. Shown at Forest Fringe as a work-in-progress in 2008 and as a finished piece in 2011, Watch Me Fall has subsequently toured all over the world from PS122 in New York to Theatre De La Ville in Paris, from Shanghai Grand Theatre to a Satan’s Riders Motor Cycle Club House in Tasmania, and just about everywhere in between. Not performed in the UK since 2012, Action Hero are thrilled to bring it back for Forest Fringe’s 10thanniversary.
“Very smart, brash and brutally absurd” **** The Guardian.
“An ecstatic atmosphere” The Metro
Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse live in Bristol, UK, and create interdisciplinary performances together under the name Action Hero. For the past decade, they have worked almost exclusively with each other and have toured together to more than twenty countries across 5 continents to critical and popular acclaim.
Gemma & James have been shortlisted for several awards and won an Austin (Texas) Critic’s Table Award in 2013 for Watch Me Fall. In 2015, a book of six of their works was published by Oberon.