On The High Road is an intoxicating explosion of movement, music and light.

A disparate group of people find themselves caught in a terrible storm on the High Road. Whether 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, party and fight – waiting for the dawn to come.
 
Directed by Suzy Willson, a company of dancers, actors and singers warp time and perspective to create an epic moving sculpture. We watch human beings as if under a microscope, attempt to share space within their homes, cities, states and continents.

Paul Clark’s original score counterpoints wind howls, downpours and thunderclaps with the brilliance of the human voice. Twisted classical textures stumble into drunken bar-room pianos, and mournful songs build to pulsating clubby rhythms. Featuring award-winning Irish folk singer Thomas McCarthy and acclaimed soprano Melanie Pappenheim.
 
The stark monochrome design, kaleidoscopic movement and exhilarating music conjures a feverish end of epoch atmosphere. At once dance, theatre and gig – On The High Road’s turbulent blend of movement and music defies categorisation.
 
“The quality of the performance is astonishing and unforgettable.”
The Scotsman on Clod Ensemble
 
Details
On The High Road by Clod Ensemble
Mon 20 - Tue 21 May, 7:30pm
Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW 
 
Links
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/313210800
More information on our website: clodensemble.com/on-the-high-road

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