Clod Ensemble


Zero — a turbulent mix of dance, music and visual theatre, set to an original score played live by a band of acclaimed musicians and featuring an explosive cast of performers.

Zero is a world where nothing is certain — where women can be tigers and men can be snakes. Families, marriages and friendships are laced with sibling rivalries, frustrated desires and murderous ambitions. Heavens open and lives fall apart. Here, we are all at the mercy of the stormy weather. At least we can still sing the blues.

Visceral and emotional, Zero features an explosive cast of eleven performers and an exemplary band of musicians including, legendary harmonica-playing Bluesman Johnny Mars and trombonist Annie Whitehead playing Paul Clark’s original score.

Drawing on an eclectic range of references from the blues to Hurricane Katrina to King Lear, Zero is a turbulent mix of dance, music and theatre on an epic scale.


Clod Ensemble has been makingperformance work that pushes the boundaries between art forms for over 15 years, led by choreographer/director Suzy Willson and composer Paul Clark.

Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and Brighton Festival in partnership with South East Dance. Produced in association with Fuel.

You can book this show as part of our weekend pass, or as part of our 4-for-3 offer.

Review of Zero at Brighton Festival in The Stage

Another review from Brighton in The Latest

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