"A clear demonstration of the raw talent and energetic, imaginative musicianship which is bound to go on winning DumbWise plaudits"
- British Theatre Guide
"This production of FAUST places DumbWise firmly at the forefront of actor-musician work in the UK"
- James Haddrell, Artristic Director, Greenwich Theatre
DumbWise are an actor-musician theatre company fusing live musicianship, original songwriting and dynamic storytelling in the pursuit of creating new musical works for contemporary audiences. The company has a national reputation for re-imagining classic and modern stories into groundbreaking actor-musician shows of all shapes and sizes, from fringe festivals to London runs, from music halls to regional and rural touring.
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A Musical Adaptation of Phillip Pullman's novella

Philip Pullman's deliciously dark fairy tale is brought to life as a new family musical by award-winning actor-musician company DumbWise Theatre. Combining humour, fantasy, live music and original songs, this moving and darkly comic adventure is told through interlocking stories that whirr, spin and turn like cogs in a great big clock.

Tick, tock, tick, tock!
A writer with an unfinished story; a tormented apprentice clock-maker, and a deadly mechanical knight in armour. Wind up these characters, set them down into a snowswirling winter's evening, and suddenly, real-life and story-life begin to merge in a peculiarly unstoppable way.
Some stories are like that. Once you've wound them up, nothing will stop them. Almost like the hands on a giant clock...

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