He says they made my hands into bombs. I’m waiting for him to say ‘you don’t have to do this, it’s ok. You don’t have to do this.’ Instead he says, ‘Jump on the spot. You’re shaking. We can’t let them see that you’re shaking.’’ Stuntman is a new performance for anyone who has ever enjoyed a violent action movie (but felt a bit weird about it).
It is an intensely physical, funny, and tender duet by two men who wrestle with their relationship to violence – both onscreen and off. Fusing the Pow! Biff! and Wallop! of over-the-top stunt fights with personal stories of real encounters with violence from the performers’ lives, Stuntman explores the relationship between violence and masculinity, and the impact this has on our perceptions of men.
Run time 60 mins
Ages Recommended for ages 14+. Contains themes of
violence and strong language (including racial
Assembly Roxy (Roxy Centre), 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh County EH8 9SU
Fri 14 Oct 2022