Clowns unleashes a whirlwind of choreographed anarchy / The Fix brings a tender, fragile energy to the stage

02 to 03 june 2023

The Arriaga Theatre welcomes Double Murder, a new, exciting double program by the internationally renowned choreographer Hofesh Shechter, whose work Grand Finale was extremely moving when it came to our theatre in 2019.

With Double Murder, he provides two compositions designed for our time and that contrast sharply. One half of the evening is clowns, a sarcastic knowing nod to our growing indifference to violence; originally created by the Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and later produced as a film and broadcast by the BBC with great success. In a macabre comedy of murder and desire, Clowns unleashes a whirlwind of choreographed anarchy, testing just how far we’re willing to go in the name of entertainment.

As an antidote to the poisonous, murderous energy of Clowns, Shechter’s new creation, The Fix, brings a tender and fragile energy to the stage. It offers a raw and compassionate moment to counteract the forces of aggression and violence that press on us daily. A shield to protect us from the noise of life outside, and a place that allows performers to be fragile, to be seen for their highest human qualities. Violence, tenderness, and hope are laid bare through Shechter’s achingly beautiful cinematic lens.

Performed by his inimitable dancers, and accompanied by the epic sounds of a score composed by Hofesh Shechter himself, Double Murder explores painful truths and delves into our deepest emotions.

Hofesh Shechter is considered one of today’s most exciting choreographers; he develops atmospheric musical compositions to complement the unusual physicality of his dance movement. He is the artistic director of the Hofesh Shechter Company, based at the Brighton Dome, and works as a choreographer for different theatre productions, such as the Royal Court Theatre in London, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and on Broadway, where he was nominated for a Tony Award. for Fiddler on the Roof.

The team

DOUBLE MURDER Clowns | The Fix

Choreography and music: Hofesh Shechter
Lighting design The Fix: Tom Visser
Costume Design The Fix: Peter Todd
Lighting design Clowns: Lee Curran
Additional lighting design Clowns: Richard Godin
Based on the costume designs for Clowns by Christina Cunningham

Commissioned by Sadler's Wells, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. Co-commissioned by Shanghai International Dance Center Theater (SIDCT), Hong Kong – New Vision Arts Festival, National Performing Arts Center, for Taiwan ROC – National Taichung Theater, Festival d’Avignon, Danse Danse Montréal, Scène Nationale d’Albi, Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale, Marche Teatro / Inteatro Festival, Opéra de Dijon and HOME Manchester. Developed in part at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity.
Double Murder is supported by the International Music and Art Foundation.
The Hofesh Shechter Company receives help from the BNP Paribas Foundation in the development of its projects and is supported by public funds through the Arts Council England.


Day 2 - 19:30h.

Day 3 - 19:00h.


From 21€ to 45€ /with discounts

Friends of Arriaga:
From 25% to 35% DISCOUNT.

Groups, young people, over-65s, unemployed, large families and people with 33%+ disability:

Theatre professionals:

Last minute discount (for above-mentioned groups, except Friends of Arriaga):

Last minute discount for Young Friends of Arriaga:

People with disabilities who use wheelchairs:
50% DISCOUNT (in proscenium balcony and one accompanying person)


95 min. Break included