Rhum and Clay Theatre Company presents

64 Squares

“You might have noticed there are four of me. Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it. I have.”

Welcome to B’s mind. B’s got some memories he wants to share with you. He wants to tell you about how he ended up on a cruise ship, playing chess against the current world chess champion. He wants to tell you about his life and the choices he’s made. The problem? He’s been split into four and can’t remember what happened.

Accompanied by a live jazz percussive score, 64 Squares is a story about memory, free will and how the choices of our past define who we are in the present.

★★★★ “Rhum and Clay have come of age … beautifully put together, intelligent and moodily atmospheric.” – The Guardian

★★★★ “This was weird and wonderful theatre performed with inch-perfect precision … the rustle of audience awe was lovely.” – The Observer

★★★★★ “This is a company of consummate storytellers whose craft, energy and commitment leaves you feeling exhausted and marvelling at their skills.” – British Theatre Guide

★★★★ “A master-class in ensemble work… Overall this fusion of musicality, movement and storytelling is one to catch.” – Three Weeks

★★★★ “Beautifully imaginative, with real emotional heft… It promises much for Rhum and Clay’s next move.” – Exeunt

★★★★ “Told with a swift momentum… A fine illustration of the limits of our free will.” – Fest magazine

★★★★ “The company… are energetic, ingenious with their movement, funny and the story is told with a fresh vigour… It’s a sweet, short gem.” – Time Out

★★★★ “The writing is beautiful with smooth transitions and links… Despite the bleakness of the pre-war setting, humour is scattered through the play and draws laughs from the audience..” – The Reviews Hub

★★★★★ “64 Squares is a joy to watch, starting with a bang and continuing with a frenetic energy that never drops. A company that has clearly mastered the art of imaginative storytelling.” – Broadway Baby

★★★★★ “A theatrical experience that is stunningly beautiful.” – The New Current

★★★★ “The oneness that the actors achieve is, at times, spellbinding… A masterclass in precision and the power of storytelling.” – North West End

“Intense, electrifying… A rich and rewarding play.” – Jildy Sauce

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  • Running time 65 mins. No interval
  • Features loud drumming, haze and flashing lights
  • £12 full/£10 concs
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