Desperate Men is one of the UK’s most experienced artist-led outdoor arts companies, with a 30 year track record of creating original, challenging, and accessible street theatre. Desperate Men also work as creative producers, integrating ideas and concepts with practical development for arts projects across the UK. The work encompasses large scale outdoor and mid-scale street shows and indoor theatre, as well as educational and health initiatives, intercultural explorations, neighbourhood events and special projects. Recent work saw the company in Portugal, Hong Kong and Shanghai with a piece celebrating Darwin’s bicentenary.
Risk-taking and innovative, the company enjoys wide respect from peers and promoters for combining contemporary themes and topical content with a provocative, passionate yet convivial style. Through theatrical interventions and comic interaction Desperate Men connect with all sorts of people – ordinary and extraordinary – in all sorts of places.