When impoverished pearl-diver Kino finds the ‘pearl of the world’ he believes his family’s life will be transformed forever. He dreams of finally marrying his sweetheart Joanna in a great church and sending their newborn son to school. However, seduced by the pearl’s beauty and promise of riches, he is blind to the danger of possessing something that everyone else wants. Instead of bringing hope, the pearl leads Kino and his family down a dark and dangerous path.
A timeless fable about the allure of greed, the confines of class, and the transforming power of love. It asks us to consider what we value most in the world.
Dumbshow bring John Steinbeck’s novel to life with their trademark visual inventiveness and playful theatricality.
The Pearl will be on at The Pleasance Upstairs from 31st July – 26th August at 12.30pm each day (no show 13th August). You can book tickets via the Edinburgh Fringe site here
Previews in Kingston
The Pearl will preview at The Rose theatre in Kingston on Friday 28th June as part of Kingston Connections festival. You can book tickets here
The Pearl is available for touring following our performances at Edinburgh this Summer.
With Thanks To
The Pearl was first performed at the Rose Theatre in Kingston as part of the Creative Talent programme at IYAF 2012. We would like to thank Creative Youth and IYAF for making this new work possible and for their ongoing support.