Wrecking Ball

Action Hero

Wed 20 May

This new piece from Action Hero is a text to be read by an audience and two performers, and they’re telling a story about a male photographer and a female celebrity. It’s a conversation about consent, authorship and putting words in other people’s mouths, about what it really means to say ‘yes’.

Wrecking Ball began as an experiment at Counterpulse in San Francisco as part of a Forest Fringe residency, working with the writer and director Andrea Hart.

Developed with the support of the National Theatre Studio, greenhouse, The Point, Eastleigh and The West End Centre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

It is presented here as a very early work in progress.

Action Hero’s work to date has always been generous, accessible and wryly amusing – Time Out

see why this maverick company, with its engaging DIY aesthetic, is attracting so much attention – The Guardian

Action Hero is the collaboration between Bristol based artists Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse. They make live art and performance that seeks to use audiences as collaborators and co-conspirators. Whilst exploring the epic, they create performance that is intimate, distinctive and invigorating. They have toured to theatres, festivals, bars and public spaces across 5 continents.


Bristol Old Vic Studio
Start Date
May 20, 2015
End Date
May 20, 2015
Running Time
40 mins
Age Guidance
All ages
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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