Mistero Buffo

Performed on Tue 26 Mar


Rhum and Clay bring to the stage Dario Fo's seminal master piece, Mistero Buffo – a daring and explosive rallying cry for the disenfranchised.

A travelling storyteller, another employee of the gig economy, rushes from his last delivery of the day to recount ancient tales of Jesus and his life... however these versions aren't like any you've heard before. Darkly comic, sometimes tragic and always subversive, Mistero Buffo takes aim at those who manipulate truth and belief for power and control.

Directed by Nicholas Pitt and starring Julian Spooner this award-winning update of a classic was one of the big hits of the 2018 Edinburgh festival.

Winner of The Stage Edinburgh Award 2018
One of The Guardian’s and The Stage's “Best Shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2018”

★★★★★ The Stage, What’sOnStage, British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Guide, Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Guardian, The List

Reviews of Mistero Buffo

What the press say


★★★★★“This is, in short, a tour de force … a shapeshifting, body-popping, mesmerising performance; drilled to perfection”

WhatsOnStage

★★★★★"Magnificent... an astounding performance"

The Stage

★★★★ “An enthralling restaging of a Dario Fo classic”

The Guardian

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