Rudy & Cuthbert are two absurdist clowns readying to bump in their courtroom drama production version of 12 Angry Men.
Surprised to already find an audience, they soon discover what they thought was a day of rehearsals, is in fact their opening night.
Rudy & Cuthbert are a new entry to the Australian stage in a long history of clowning partnerships, taking after such greats as Laurel & Hardy and our own Aussie lot, Los Trios Ringbarkus and Lano & Woodley.
They largely are a silent pair that expresses themselves through physical comedy, non sequitur, and parody; through subtle facial shifts and absurd mime, with gentle audience interactions of soft, expressive gestures.
What saves both of them from complete 'epistemological 'collapse in the midst of their own failures is their connection to each other.
Like Gilbert & George they are never separated. Rudy needs Cuthbert's clear head and decisive action and Cuthbert needs Rudy's manic spontaneity.
Together they lead an audience through a catharsis of joy and understanding rooted in a deep human reliance upon each other.
"It will charm you into the best mood you have felt all day!"- Judith Greenaway, Sydney Arts Guide