Slap Talk is an epic tour de force, a verbal sparring match that is both funny and entertaining but also dark, complex and deeply unsettling.
For six continuous hours, Action Hero rant, insult and threaten each other in a scripted version of a pre-fight press conference crossed with a 24-hour rolling news channel. An autocue scrolls a continuous barrage of passive-aggressive lover’s talking, the hard sell of a shopping channel, the anger of the fire and brimstone preacher, the subtle violence of middle class one-upmanship.
“Remarkable… it’s poetic and playful and tough and unsentimental, this game we’re party to, and I can’t leave.” – Total Theatre
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 members of Residence and are a Farnham Maltings Associate Company.