Kind Words Spoken

Some of the most thrilling work currently being produced in the UK” The Guardian

Action Hero

Theatre

Slap Talk

Dates: 09 Mar - 09 Mar

Show Time: 3pm-9pm

Tickets: € Free (Suggested Donation €5)

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.

Patrons are welcome to enter at any stage over the duration of the performance. No booking required.

The
Big, Bold
Book Now
Button

Click for instant happiness.

Call the Box Office:

+353 1 8819 613

Created, Written and Performed by: Gemma Paintin & James Stenhouse.

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 a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

Related events and content

Last From the Newsroom

REALISE PRODUCTION AWARD: Shortlisted Artists

Project Arts Centre and Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to announce the shortlisted artists for the REALISE production award for theatre and contemporary dance artists with disabilities. This award is designed to support the production and presentation of ambitious new work by individual artists with disabilities. The 4 shortlisted artists are: • Conor Geoghegan • Emma Fisher • Roderick Ford • Tara Brandel The 4 shortlisted artists will receive mentoring support from Lucy Ryan, consultant producer prior to submitting their final applications on 21st February 2019. The final recipient of REALISE will receive a production award of €40,000 for…

Read More

New Appointment: Communications and Development Manager

We're thrilled to announce our new Communications and Development Manager, Eimear O'Reilly! Eimear currently holds the position of Communications Officer here at Project and will take up her new role in January 2019. Since completing her studies at University College Dublin with a BA in English and Art History, Eimear has been immersed in the local arts and theatre scene, working with multiple festivals and arts organisations throughout Dublin City, including Dublin Theatre Festival, Gerry Lundberg PR, Arts & Disability Ireland, Temple Bar Tradfest, O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin Writers Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival. Before joining Project Arts…

Read More
Visit the Newsroom