Dumb Show is a superb, grubby, black-comic satire about the latest celebrity sting, tapping right into the current question of press morality.
A famous down and out TV star turns to two private bankers who come knocking on his dressing room door with a proposition complete with a healthy pay cheque. This quick fix turns out to have one big catch; a hidden camera.
Premiering in 2004, the play is more relevant now than ever before. Writer Joe Penhall comments: “I think now the play is vindicated because we can see precisely how spiteful, sneaky, hypocritical, devious and dangerous tabloids can be.”
Joe Penhall – writer of Blue/Orange – adapted Ian McEwan’s Enduring Love and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road for the big screen.
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Directed by Kevin Shaw
Designed by Foxton
Lighting Designer Jane Barrek
Sound Designer Lorna Munden
Written by Joe Penhall