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Dumb Show

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About the Show Less...

A black comedy about a TV comedian who becomes the victim of a tabloid sting. Read More >

Sanjeev Bhaskar stars as Barry in Joe Penhall’s Dumb Show, a black comedy about a TV comedian and presenter who has never quite been able to grasp the celebrity lifestyle he so desperately craves. So when two corporate bankers lure him with the promise of serious money and the perks of fame, he greedily takes the bait. But celebrity comes at a price and Barry becomes the victim of a major tabloid sting.

More relevant today than ever before, Dumb Show explores society’s obsession with celebrity, the manipulation and re-writing of truth and the exploitation of misery for entertainment.

Bhaskar is best known for his television work which includes Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars At No. 42. He was recently on stage in the West End in Monty Python’s Spamalot.

Penhall is the author of hit play Blue/Orange and the screenplay for recent film The Road.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 01/04/2010

Opening Night: 07/04/2010

Closing Night: 17/04/2010

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Cast & Creative


Sanjeev Bhaskar, Dexter Fletcher, Emma Cunniffe


Director - Stephen Unwin

Producer - Rose theatre

Author - Joe Penhall

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