Donate for ‘Washed Up’

Thanks so much to everyone who supported our crowdfunding campaign for Washed Up, Rough Glory’s rambunctious documentary about us. We smashed the original £5000 target, raising a total of £7,175 to complete the film.

Live screenings this autumn!

Click here to read more.

Wye Valley River Festival 2018

We’re delighted that Arts Council England has confirmed its funding for the third Wye Valley River Festival, to be held from May 5th – 19th 2018 with the theme of trees & woods.

The Wye Valley Woodlands are internationally important for their conservation value; they shroud and define the AONB and follow the river almost continuously for 30 miles. Fundraising continues – click here to find out more.

Richard Headon and Jon Beedell

Slapstick & Slaughter

“Anarchic but consummately crafted sketches”The Stage

“A perfectly formed and darkly comic epic”Bristol 24/7

We’ve had a fantastic response to our WW1-inspired show Slapstick & Slaughter!

Find out more here and view our promo video.

Studio for hire

Our light and airy rehearsal space has been redecorated and updated thanks to an Arts Council grant, and is available for hire.

New features include insulated floor, double glazing and a new kitchen.

Click here for details and rates.

Creative Production

About Us

Would you like to test the limits of our imagination?

We’re pretty sure it’s limitless, so get in touch if you have an idea that would benefit from a Desperate point of view – we’re always looking for new partners and projects.


Desperate Dictionary

The Desperate Dictionary is now live! Our video archive spans over 30 years and ranges from early, experimental shows to coverage of our latest productions. We’ve taken clips from a variety of silly, beautiful, musical, anarchic, serious and hilarious videos that demonstrate different aspects of our work and collected them into a dictionary of Desperation.

Have a look!

Latest News

We’ve had a fantastic response to our WW1-inspired show Slapstick & Slaughter! Click below to see more.… Read more

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Work With Us

From small, bespoke shows to epic outdoor arts productions, we can help you create amazing projects. Read on & get in touch… Read more