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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 […]

MR. RAY – A Short Story

January 22, 2013

Fancy a winter’s tale? As a side project, Dumbshow members Jack and Jack and Rollo bring you an original, uneasy  short story about temporarily losing your place. Stream or download it below. Mr. Ray Written by: Jack Howson Read by: Jack Cole Music by: Rollo Clarke

BARKING – A Radio Play

November 24, 2012

Looking for something to run to/eat to/fall asleep to? As a side project, Dumbshow members Oli, Jack and Jack have put together an original 30-minute radio play for your pleasure, a dark comedy about good neighbours. Stream or download it below. PARENTAL ADVISORY – Contains some explicit language. CAST: Sasha – Pearl Chanda Eddie – […]

Edinburgh Podcast #6 – How Edinburgh Sounded, A Bit

September 6, 2011

As we recover from beautiful, dreamy, intense Edinburgh, here is a short bonus podcast/track of how the Edinburgh Festival 2011 sounded to us, kinda. Edinburgh Podcast #6

Edinburgh Fringe Podcast #5 – Junction 25 Special

August 27, 2011

Dumbshow Theatre’s fifth podcast celebrates acclaimed teenage performance company Junction 25, whose show I Hope My Heart Goes First has been the hit of the Fringe 2011 (not to mention our very favourite show!). We interview performers Nathan and Lucy. Edinburgh Fringe Podcast #5 – Junction 25 Special At the end of the interview, we […]

Edinburgh Fringe Podcast #4

August 22, 2011

Dumbshow Theatre continue to explore the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011 with a podcast that includes Fish and Game, Auld Reekie, and Lucy Ayrton. Edinburgh Fringe Podcast #4

Soggy socks

August 16, 2011

We’ve been busy with our sonic blogging – Jack Howson’s Dumbshow Podcasts are, as I’m sure you know already, being uploaded to this little site every four days of the Edinburgh Festival. This week we were rather excited by the Ontroerend Goed Special, if you haven’t had a listen yet then what on earth are you […]

Edinburgh Fringe Podcast #3 – Ontroerend Goed special

August 14, 2011

A conversation between Ontroerend Goed’s Alexander Devrient and Dumbshow Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011. Edinburgh Fringe Podcast #3 – Ontroerend Goed special

Edinburgh Fringe Podcast #2

August 10, 2011

Download or listen to Dumbshow’s second Edinburgh Fringe podcast, also available on itunes. Featured guests include Matteo Cionini, Richard Marsh, and Auld Reekie Tours. Edinburgh Fringe Podcast #2