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64 Squares
On from 23 Sep 2014 till 27 Sep 2014
New Diorama
by Rhum and Clay
Genre(s): New Writing, Drama

Tickets: £10.50 / (£11.50 concessions)

About: 64 Squares

Returning again to the New Diorama, critically-acclaimed Rhum and Clay’s latest show is inspired by Stefan Zweig’s novella The Royal Game.

On board a decadent cruise liner in the late 1930s, the world’s greatest chess champion is challenged to a match by a mysterious newcomer. As the strange opponent begins to play, the secrets of his dark past bubble to the surface and it becomes clear that the game is not the only thing he’s at risk of losing.

With a live jazz percussive score and their signature blend of ramshackle and cinematic performance, Rhum and Clay Theatre Company tell a story of madness, identity and finding a home in 64 black and white squares.

Developed in association with Hertford Theatre, Pegasus Theatre and Redbridge Drama Centre. Supported by Arts Council England. This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund.

Rhum and Clay are a theatre ensemble that tells stories: original shows that are inventive, ramshackle and cinematic. They formed the company at l’Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where they learnt their craft. They would also spend long hours into the night drinking rhum’ and making masks out of clay. It was these happy memories that inspired the name under which the company perform. Alongside creating theatre productions, they collaborate with young people and the next generation of theatre makers through our popular workshop programme. Rhum and Clay is the Associate Company of The Watermill Theatre. / @rhumandclay


"Sharp humour and touching pathos"
★★★★ The Scotsman on Rhum and Clay

"Irresistibly daft"
★★★★ The Herald

"Ramshackle, charming and funny"
The Guardian

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