The Desperate – Washed Up (Feature Film)

Washed Up – a feature film A bleakly comic study of a creative relationship in crisis. What drives two veterans of outdoor arts to keep making vital theatre when some days they are barely on speaking terms? The creative mechanics of Desperate Men’s fractious but fruitful partnership are laid bare, as they reflect on personal and collective mortality, ecological precarity, and their unique legacy of desperation-A Rough Glory Films production. 

Award Winner-at the Spotlight Doc Film awards Sydney, Dumbo Film Fest & Close Up docfest  

Review – “It just took 40 minutes of my life and repaid me with beauty, heart, art, love, humanity, soul, warmth & wisdom. I wish I could embrace you both and weep for life passing, art made and tides turning.”  

Tim Crouch 

The Desperate Men will be in the Black Swan from 21:20 and would love to see you and hear your thoughts and answer questions. 

Your ticket price includes the live performance of Slapstick and Slaughter which precedes this screening.

Where: The Shambles Indoor Market

Times: show 19:30 /Fifteen-minute interval followed by film 20:30 Close 21:20

Tickets: This show is ticketed – £3 entry your ticket 


This film will be Audio Described and have BSL interpretation.
Please look for the AD and BSL booking options when you buy tickets.
For questions or concerns regarding Accessibility for this film, you can email Sophia at

Book your Tickets here – £3 each or £10 for a family ticket (4 people)