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Under Glass

Clod Ensemble
Directed by
Suzy Willson 
Produced by
Music by
Paul Clark
5 May - 4 Nov 2017

Project History

Fuel presents Clod Ensemble’s Under Glass

Under Glass was a performance that took place within a series of glass jars, cabinets, and test tubes. Each vessel contained its own human specimen: a woman in a jam-jar, a couple negotiating their space in a bed-like Petri dish, a shy ‘wallflower’ pinned behind a glass panel, a man clockwatching in his office, a woman on the phone in a test tube observing the disintegration of village life.  

The production integrated visual imagery, choreography, a compelling musical score, and a new text by TS Eliot Award-winning poet Alice Oswald. 

Under Glass lifts characters out of the hurly-burly of everyday life and frames their moments of solitude; examining human beings attempting with varying success to live within their limits. 

Supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award
A Sadler’s Wells Commission 

Creative Team

Directed by Suzy Willson 

Music by Paul Clark 

Design by Sarah Blenkinsop 

Lighting by Hansjörg Schmidt 

Poetry by Alice Oswald 

Performed by Angela de Castro, Olwen Fouéré, Sachi Kimura, Silvia Mercuriali, Ramona Nagabczynski, Ragnhild Olsen, Jason Thorpe, Joy Constantinides, Francois Testory 

Produced by Fuel 

Critical Acclaim for Under Glass  

Winner of the Total Theatre Award, Visual & Physical Theatre 2009 


"**** The quality of the performance is astonishing and unforgettable. "

The Scotsman

"***** Under Glass is inventive, brilliant, and beautifully haunting.  "

What's On

"**** Under Glass is played out with terrific intensity. "

The Scotsman

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