Member Directory

OutdoorArtsUK members are individuals and organisations who actively support and participate in the development of Outdoor Arts in their professional work; one way or another we all care about presenting high-quality work that creates a dynamic relationship with a very large and steadily growing audience.

Desperate Men

Desperate Men is one of the UK’s most experienced artist-led outdoor arts companies, with a 36 year track record of creating original, challenging, and accessible street theatre.

One of the UK’s most versatile and inventive outdoor arts companies, Desperate Men’s mischievous, warm hearted work invites audiences to ask serious questions about the world.
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 science projects.
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.
Current projects include developing The Wye Valley River Festival for 2018, Bristol Loves Tides and touring Slapstick and Slaughter.