Generations Cast and Creatives

Click here to meet the cast and crew of Generations, our new show exploring intergenerational relationships. From Boomers to Gen Z, find out what makes us tick, our hopes for the future and the songs every generation should dance to.

Washed Up – FREE to view

Washed Up, Rough Glory Films’ award winning short film about Desperate Men is FREE to watch during the coronavirus crisis! This bleakly comic study takes an unflinching look at the combustible tension that drives Desperate Men to keep making vital street theatre when some days they are barely on speaking terms. Seeing how we have lasted 25 years without killing one another may inspire people to keep going through quarantine. Click here to watch for free.

Generations

42 years in the making, our new outdoor show represents Desperate Men handing over to the next generation. However, we are not going out quietly! We invite the audience to bear witness to a ceremony of transformation, as we pass the baton and investigate intergenerational relationships, imagining how the young and the old might co-exist in the future. From desperation to regeneration, we welcome in the new. Click here for info & show dates.

Wye Valley River Festival 2022

WVRF 2022’s inspiration is Human⇋ Nature. After two years of pandemic distancing, we ask: How has our relationship with nature changed? Who are we as part of the natural world? What is our nature?

Click here for more details.

Richard Headon and Jon Beedell

Slapstick & Slaughter

“Anarchic but consummately crafted sketches”The Stage

“A perfectly formed and darkly comic epic”Bristol 24/7

We’ve had a fantastic response to our WW1-inspired show Slapstick & Slaughter!

Find out more here and view our promo video.

Studio for hire

Our light and airy rehearsal space has been redecorated and updated thanks to an Arts Council grant, and is available for hire.

New features include insulated floor, double glazing and a new kitchen.

Click here for details and rates.

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