Rhum + Clay presents

Project Dictator

(Or Why Democracy Is Overrated And I Don’t Miss It At All)

A Rhum + Clay Production.
Originally commissioned and premiered at New Diorama Theatre.

Their choice? To die onstage – or off it.

Beautiful and bonkers – it’s the clown show about totalitarianism we never knew we needed.

Informed and inspired by conversations with international artists living under authoritarian regimes.

Rhum + Clay return after 2019’s smash hit The War of the Worlds and 2018’s The Stage Award-winning Mistero Buffo.

What did audiences think?

"...surprising, disturbing, and, at its conclusion, desperately moving"


"...an urgent cry against apathy"

British Theatre Guide

"Blistering, beautiful and urgent."

The Independent

"...a pitch-perfect tone..."

The Scotsman

1 hour and 10 minutes

Running time: 70 minutes (no interval)

Age recommendation: 12yrs+

Content warning: Haze, flashing lights.


  • Tickets: £15 (Concessions available)