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On The High Road

14 Jul 2017

Project History

Fuel presents On The High Road

A disparate group of people are caught in a storm on the High Road, somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Whether rich or poor, old or young, pilgrim or party-goer, they must all seek refuge under the same roof. As the night draws in, they dream, pray, dance, and fight – all the time testing the limits of what little space they have – waiting for the dawn to come.

With its stark monochrome design, vital movement, and urgent soundscore, On The High Road reveled in Weimar-esque ambiguity and raciness, conjuring a feverish end-of-epoch atmosphere. Wholly original, edgy, and enthralling visual theatre.

A festival edit of On The High Road appeared at Latitude Festival, in July 2017.

Directed by Suzy Willson
Music by Paul Clark
Design by Sarah Blenkinsop
Lighting by Hansjörg Schmidt

Photos by Hugo Glendinning


"Clod Ensemble are a shape-shifting, genre-straddling, media-mixing, experimental, experiential project-based performance group."

The Guardian

"Seasoned to perfection"

Exeunt on 'The Red Chair'

"Clod Ensemble's fascinating new work should blast away any memories of dull anatomy lessons. I'd advise any student of anatomy, or anyone interested in the functions of human physicality, to see this work"

The Guardian on 'An Anatomie in Four Quarters'

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