Rhum and Clay

Shutterland: absurdist humour and innovative physical theatre in a dark dystopia

We’ve been a bit slow off the mark, but there’s still a chance to see the critically acclaimed (Edinburgh fringe festival 2011 smash hit, no less) Shutterland, at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter.

After Exeter, the show makes its way to London, Bristol, Liverpool, and Brighton before heading off to the Recklinghausen Festival, Germany.

Shutterland has received star-filled reviews, along with praise for both the company (that’s the Rhum and Clay Theatre Company, who have taken up a residency at The Bike Shed) and its aesthetic.

The story follows one man who finds himself running from the system he spent his life serving.

Underpinned with some technical theatrical gubbins (the Lecoq performance and philosophy, for example), there’s a cinematic style and physical theatre to keep you on the edge of your seat in the paranoid-Kafkesque-Orwellian tale.

Check out the trailer and pick up some tickets, you’ve got a few more chances till the company leave town on November 22.

Here’s a link to the review of the show from the Brighton Fringe, 2012