Rhum and Clay


'Rhum'- An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented molasses or sugarcane (French/ Caribbean).

'Clay'-  a natural earthy material that is plastic when wet, consisting essentially of hydrated silicates of aluminium, used formaking bricks or moulds for theatre masks.

'Rhum & Clay' - Theatre that is made with a playful sense of anarchy, vigour and originality. 

Derived from: Spending many nights in Paris drinking 'Rhum' and making mask moulds from 'Clay'.

Born at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris in 2010, Rhum & Clay is led by artistic directors Julian Spooner and Matthew Wells. We are passionate about finding interesting new stories and bringing them to the stage. We tailor the style and approach of each show to the story we are telling. We collaborate with writers, musicians, dancers, designers and anyone with an interesting story to tell. This makes every Rhum and Clay show a complex harmony of the varied voices in the rehearsal room.

We are an associate ensemble of New Diorama Theatre and Redbridge Drama Centre.

Rhum and Clay have come of age
— **** Lyn Gardner, The Guardian