"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.
""Ward has found a stylish way to make ancient Greek drama exciting""
- The Stage
""ELECTRA hums, throbs and explodes with power""
- What's On Stage
""A stylish and bold reinvention for a modern audience""
- Stage Talk Magazine
""Ancient Greece and punk collide to make an inspiring piece of theatre, performed with heart and spirit""
- Mind The Blog
@ BUNKER THEATRE, 27th FEBRUARY - 24th MARCH 2018
DumbWise reinvent the murderous Greek myth of power and prophecy as a lyrical modern epic with a live punk-rock score.
A Mother clings to power whilst her daughter screams murder. An estranged son is coming home. A bloody family saga sprawling decades is about to reach its conclusion. Everything is about to change.
A Queen masterminds the murder of her Husband and takes the throne with her new lover. Her Daughter, Electra, grows up in the grip of a cruel regime, swearing revenge. Her Son Orestes, exiled as a boy and raised in the arms of the rebels, waits to embark on a holy mission to reclaim his country.
Two decades later a twist of fate brings Brother and Sister together; united by hate but divided by faith. With the country on the brink of civil war, the most powerful family in the Kingdom are torn apart from the inside as their dark past once again becomes the present.
The revolution will be televised - but are The Gods watching?