Mistero Buffo

Dario Fo's one-man masterpiece gets a timely re-staging in this physical tour de- force packing in over a hundred characters and taking a hilarious and controversial view of the Bible's best known stories.

As topical and explosive as it was when Fo first performed it, this new restaging of Mistero Buffo is a daring and timely reminder that sometimes we need to pay attention to the smallest voice and not the most powerful. 

Following the sold out successes of Testosterone, Hardboiled and 64 Squares, New Diorama Associate Ensemble Rhum and Clay return with this hilarious adaptation of a European classic. Performed by Julian Spooner and Directed by Nicholas Pitt

This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund and through public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Rhum and Clay Theatre Company is an ensemble that shares stories in mischievous and surprising ways: original shows that are inventive, ramshackle and cinematic.

They formed the company at l’Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where they learnt their craft. They would also spend long hours into the night drinking rhum and making masks out of clay. It was these happy memories that inspired the name under which the company perform.

Alongside creating theatre productions, they collaborate with young people and the next generation of theatre makers through their popular workshop programme

Rhum and Clay are an associate ensemble of New Diorama Theatre, Redbridge Drama Centre and The Bike Shed Theatre.

@rhumandclay / www.rhumandclay.com

Nicholas Pitt is a director and theatre maker based in London. He works with writers, theatre makers and musicians to produce work that celebrates live performance, and probes the social and political moment we find ourselves in.

Nicholas trained on the prestigious Birkbeck MFA in theatre directing and was resident at the Birmingham REP 2014/15. Nicholas is also a creative associate with Idle Motion and with them produced several shows performed at the New Diorama (The Vanishing Horizon, That is All You Need to Know, Borges & I, Shooting with Light and Voyager).  


★★★★ "Rhum and Clay have come of age" The Guardian on 64 Squares

★★★★★ "Pulled off triumphantly... every transition is fluid and purposeful, with smart lighting and sound design adding real depth to a creative, characterful production" Time Out on Hardboiled

★★★★ "A joyful and absorbing show, as easy to get lost in as a murky alleyway on the wrong side of town" The Stage on Hardboiled