Watch Me Fall
Watch Me Fall
A performance by Action Hero
Im going over in a barrel. Im leaving the cannon, hitting the ramp at 90mph and clearing ten double decker buses. This time, Im going higher, further and faster. Tonight, I will attempt the impossible.
Action Hero bring their legendary DIY stunt show Watch Me Fall back to Forest Fringe. Shown at Forest Fringe as a work-in-progress in 2008 and as a finished piece in 2011, Watch Me Fall has subsequently toured all over the world from PS122 in New York to Theatre De La Ville in Paris, from Shanghai Grand Theatre to a Satans Riders Motor Cycle Club House in Tasmania, and just about everywhere in between. Not performed in the UK since 2012, Action Hero are thrilled to bring it back for Forest Fringes 10th anniversary.
"Very smart, brash and brutally absurd." **** The Guardian.
"An ecstatic atmosphere" The Metro
Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse live in Bristol, UK, and create interdisciplinary performances together under the name Action Hero. For the past decade, they have worked almost exclusively with each other and have toured together to more than twenty countries across 5 continents to critical and popular acclaim.
Gemma & James have been shortlisted for several awards and won an Austin (Texas) Critics Table Award in 2013 for Watch Me Fall. In 2015, a book of six of their works was published by Oberon.
Created, written and performed by Gemma Paintin & James Stenhouse An Arnolfini We Live Here commission. Supported by The ShowRoom University of Chichester, developed at Forest Fringe, Shunt and Residence. Funded by Arts Council England.
Actionhero.org.uk @ActionHeroLive #WatchMeFall
*This performance will be held in the Main Space
Forest Fringe at Out of the Blue Drill Hall (View)
36 Dalmeny Street
Edinburgh EH6 8RG