STUNTMAN is a new performance about movie violence and masculinity. It is an intensely physical, funny, and tender duet by two men who wrestle with their relationship to violence – both onscreen and off. Stories of real-life experiences of violence are interwoven with exaggerated, high-octane stunt fights, movement, and (fake) blood.
We are terrified of violence and fascinated by it. We want to protect those we love from harm and we want to be safe but we also sometimes just want to go out in a hail of bullets. We want to pick at the scars of glamorous and brutal acts of movie violence and how it affects us and the way we act as men.
Presented by SUPERFAN
Created by Pete Lannon, David Banks and Ellie Dubois
Directed by Ellie Dubois
Dramaturgy - Kim Donohoe
Sound design - Pete Lannon
PRESS + REVIEWS
**** ‘Violence roared into action at PI with Stuntman, performed to the hilt by David Banks and Peter Lannon who co-devised the piece with Ellie Dubois. Cartoon biff! bang! wallop! comedy weaved through serious exchanges, albeit with punches swapped as well as words. From the splatter-fest scenes in macho action movies, to the shocking reality of an unprovoked, vicious attack outside the school gates, Stuntman deftly questioned physical aggression as a source of entertainment, or as proof of male potency. This is a piece that deserves to be seen beyond Buzzcut.’ - Mary Brennan, The Herald
55 mins, no interval.
14+ contains strong language, violence, reference to suicide & adult themes
- July 24, 2018, 8 p.m. → Book Now