Exploring the challenges of masculinity through the eyes of a Stuntman
SUPERFAN are touring Scotland this Autumn with their new production of Stuntman – a performance by two men exploring the relationships between violence and masculinity through stunts and satire.
Taking inspiration from action movies such as Die Hard and John Wick to create high-octane fight scenes, Stuntman examines the impact that having action-hero role models has on men and boys.
Performers David Banks and Sadiq Ali introduce an up-close and personal look into their lives in an intensely physical, funny, and tender duet from men who wrestle with their relationship to violence – both onscreen and off.
Adrenalin, tension and laugh-out-loud moments allows the audience to consider the themes of this work while watching an entertaining piece of highly physical theatre, taking away some food for thought around their relationship to violence in the media and how it influences our lives.
“I’m really excited for audiences to see this new version of the show…” says Pete Lannon, the show’s director. “The themes at the heart of it, of the complicated and painful relationships men have with violence, feel like they’ve only become more relevant in the last couple of years. I hope that we can invite people to think about it from a slightly different perspective, and also have some fun – there’s a lot of joyful silliness in the show too.”