The Clod Ensemble
Clod Ensemble
Whats On


The Red Chair
Red Ladies
An Anatomie in
Four Quarters

Silver Swan

Under Glass

It's A Small House...
For One Night Only
Kiss My Echo
Lady Grey
Miss Risque
The Overcoat
Musical Scenes
Feast During the Plague
Pierrot Lunaire
Songs For The Dead
Other Concerts

performing Medicine
Extravagant Acts
Education & Training publications


Photos: Richard Nicholson & Tim Nunn

“It is through this theatrical vision that we see how easily we are blinded by words”The Times

Although each Clod Ensemble's production is very different at the heart of each piece is a distinctive aesthetic driven by a close relationship between movement and music. We are interested in theatre as a poetic medium - framing, magnifying and grappling with big themes through the observation of small everyday moments and brief encounters.

Our pieces range from seven minute sketches to full length productions, with casts as small as two and as large as 38 performers, for spaces large and small, with spoken text or no words at all.

We collaborate with brilliant performers, artists and musicians from very different backgrounds.

Recent productions include Under Glass (Winner of the Total Theatre Award for Visual/Physical Theatre in 2009) which takes place in a series of glass containers and jars, Red Ladies a chorus piece for 18 identically dressed women, and Must a collaboration with legendary New York performer Peggy Shaw.

We have performed our work in traditional theatre spaces, festivals, galleries and public spaces such as Trafalgar Square, Victoria and Albert Museum, Sadlers Wells, South Bank Centre, Serralves Museum in Portugal, Public Theatre and La Mama in New York, and at festivals including London International Mime Festival, Festival of Firsts, Fierce Festival,Glasgay!, Psi (Arizona and London).

"Brilliantly intense, funny, thrilling theatre which defies simple classification"
The Stage



"A refreshing reinvention of the interplay between music and action on stage."
The Times

"... on stage musicians become part of the drama so often the boast and rarely the achievement of music theatre."
The Independent