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 revels in Weimar-esque ambiguity and raciness, conjuring a feverish end-of-epoch atmosphere. Wholly original, edgy and enthralling visual theatre.
Directed by Suzy Willson
Music by Paul Clark
Design by Sarah Blenkinsop & Kate Lane
Lighting by Hansjörg Schmidt
Performed by Ellen Slatkin, Ellen Yilma, Makiko Aoywama, Nicolas Ricchini, Rachele Raparsadi, Ramona Nagabczynski, Sam Coren, Thomas McCarthy, Tiffany Desplanques, Xinxin Song and Zoe Bywater
Photography by Hugo Glendinning
Latitude Festival, July 2017