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The Pearl and what it can teach us about money

July 10, 2013

Nicola Cutcher, a founding member of Dumbshow and performer in The Pearl, reflects on how the story sheds light on the role of money in our society… At the start of the book, John Steinbeck writes, “If this story is a parable, perhaps everyone takes his own meaning from it and reads his own life […]

Why The Pearl?

July 8, 2013

In the first of a series of blog posts from Dumbshow members about our new production for Edinburgh 2013, artistic director Michael Bryher starts at the very beginning by explaining what ignited his interest in making The Pearl…. A pearl is made when an oyster gets the equivalent of a splinter. A bit of grit […]