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Selected Performance Pieces by Action Hero


Action Hero


Oberon Books

“See why this maverick company, with its engaging DIY aesthetic, is attracting so much attention.” —Guardian

Action Hero are one of the most exciting and original performance companies working in the UK today. Exploring the epic and the banal, they create performance that is intimate and invigorating. Their ongoing interests lie in the iconography of popular culture and its use; both as a weapon and as a shared cultural memory. The audience become co-conspirators in work which is playful yet intellectually rigorous. The distinctive and accessible aesthetic developed through their 10-year collaboration is now influencing a new generation of theatre-makers.

Their work has been performed in theatres, galleries, bars and public spaces across five continents. Action Hero is Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse. They live and make their work in Bristol, UK.

Action Hero is the collaboration between Gemma Paintin & James Stenhouse. Exploring the epic and the banal, they create performance that is intimate, distinctive and invigorating, examining the iconography of popular culture and its use; both as a weapon and as a shared cultural memory.  


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978-1-78319-500-8
Paper back
200pp
$26.95 USD
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