The Composter

Mar
6
For 2024 we are proud to continue our adventures with a new Co-Creation between The Wye Valley […]

Ghosts – Something Rotten

Jun
17
Do you believe in Ghosts? In a new specially commissioned show for the PASSAGE Festival, Aug 3rd-5th, Desperate […]
Jon Beedell and Richard Headon

‘Generations’ – a new show by The Desperate Men for 2022

Oct
7
In 2022, Jon Beedell and Richard Headon will be going back into the streets, directing and performing in a new […]
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Forty years of Desperate Men

Sep
10
    If you can believe it, 2020 marks Desperate Men’s 40th birthday. Four decades have passed […]

An End to Desperation

Feb
25
It’s time to put an end to desperation. In 2020, we will mark forty years of Desperate Men. Too many people live […]

Departure

Feb
25
As Desperate Men approach the 40th year of our creative endeavours in 2020, it’s time to reflect and project. […]

Desperate Men Christmas Newsletter 2018

Dec
17
WYE VALLEY RIVER FESTIVAL WINS BOWLAND AWARD Our years acting as Artistic Directors for three Wye Valley River […]

Farewell to the Wye Valley River Festival 2018

Jun
2
The third Wye Valley River Festival (WVRF) ended on May 20th with fire, music, and the unforgettable sight of […]

Wye Valley River Festival 2018 – one month to go!

Apr
12
WYE VALLEY RIVER FESTIVAL 2018 There’ll be magic in the air at Tintern Abbey next month as the moon rises […]

Desperate Men Autumn News

Oct
27
Bickering away on the road back from fame and fortune ‘WASHED UP’ IS FULLY FUNDEDThanks so much […]

Summer 2017 News

Jul
11
Image by Paul Bullivant NORWICH BURSTS BRISTOL’S BALLOONS The sporting world has been rocked by the […]

See us live in 2017

May
12
May 6th Blooming Whiteway – DNA arts Project May 13th Sprung Up Springfield Park Bath – DNA arts […]

Winter 2016 News

Feb
16
BOOTY, BADDIES & BEASTIES “Have we awoken the terrible Dragon? Will it overwhelm us all?” […]
Photographer - Paul Blakemore

Summer 2016 News

Aug
24
“Anarchic but consummately crafted sketches” – The Stage review of Slapstick & […]

See us live in 2016

Jul
28
August 4th – 7th Countryfile Live, Blenheim Palace Catch Richard Headon as Dave Fallow hosting Cirque […]

Winter 2015 News

Dec
4
We’re preparing a travelling cavalcade of delights for 2016 as the second Wye Valley River Festival […]

Wye Valley River Festival

Oct
30
Let the fanfare sound down the river from Hereford to Chepstow – the second Wye Valley River Festival […]

See us perform in 2015

Mar
12
May 9 Round About Radstock DNA Project June 4 Circomedia, Bristol Slapstick and Slaughter June 14 Bedminster, […]

Bristol Loves Tides

Mar
12
Water runs under, over and around Bristol, but how many people understand how and when it ebbs, flows, floods […]

March 2015 News

Mar
6
Funding success for Wye Valley River Festival 2016 research We’ve scored a hat-trick with our research […]

Spring 2015 News

Jan
21
SLAPSTICK AND STEPHEN FRY We will be sharing the stage with the inimitable Stephen Fry on January 25th during […]
Slapstick and Slaughter

July 2014 News

Jul
3
We now have some confirmed dates for Slapstick & Slaughter over the summer – go to the Slapstick […]

Wye Valley River Festival

Jun
16
The first ever Wye Valley River Festival has ended – two weeks of spectacular events from May 3 – […]

Outside Online Report – March, 2014

Mar
31
Read the report from Outside Online 2014, our second live online forum for outdoor artists! It took place on […]

Spring 2014 News

Feb
11
2014 kicks off with funding success for Slapstick & Slaughter and an Articulture commission opportunity […]

Wye Valley River Festival 2014

Feb
3
The arts have been spectacularly effective in communicating the key messages of the AONB. Wye Valley River […]
History and Heritage

History and Heritage

Oct
2
Desperate Men are adept at bringing history, heritage and landscape to life, whether through large-scale […]

Autumn News

Sep
23
It’s a miracle! Desperate Men embarks upon our 34th glorious year of existence this September, having […]
Happy Families

Summer News

Jul
2
Its summer and everybody’s going surfing but we’ve got far too much to do. From the Wye Valley River […]

News

Mar
26
WYE VALLEY RIVER FESTIVAL We’re delighted to be working as Creative Organisers on developing the inaugural […]
Teatri Oda

Invisible Walls

Jul
11
Jon Beedell was invited by In Situ Theatre to collaborate with Neil Butler and Kosovar theatre company Teatri […]
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Mentoring and Teaching

Jul
11
We help mentor young and emerging companies, with 30 years of experience to pass on to artists interested in […]
OUTSIDE ONLINE REPORT

News

Jul
3
DESPERATE MEN IN ACADEMIA Susan C Haedicke (associate professor professor in the School of Theatre, Performance, […]

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