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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: From 12pm

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.

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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.

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