Performance & Dance

On the High Road by Clod Ensemble

Revel in the end-of-epoch atmosphere of On the High Road: edgy visual theatre featuring vital movement, a pulsating score and striking monochrome design.

A disparate group of people are caught in a storm, somewhere in the middle of nowhere. 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 and fight – all the time testing the limits of what little space they have, waiting for the dawn to come.

A richly layered score featuring manipulated weather sounds, fugal piano textures and Irish folk singing drives the company’s intricate movement.

Directed by Suzy Willson, with music by Paul Clark and performed by a company of outstanding dancers, actors and musicians, On the High Road’s blend of movement and music defies categorisation.

For over two decades, Clod Ensemble has developed an original performance language, creating provocative, finely crafted work, ambitious in scale and concept. Clod Ensemble regularly presents in London, across the UK and internationally.

On the High Road has design by Sarah Blenkinsop and Kate Lane, and lighting by Hansjörg Schmid. The production features Thomas McCarthy, and the photography is by Hugo Glendinning.

Dates & times

24 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
Approximate run time: 65 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Queen Elizabeth Hall


£18 - £24
Early Bird offer £15
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 14+