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Dumb Show

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About the Show Less...

Barry's fifteen minutes of infamy are overdue, and when laughter's your living... that's no joke. Read More >

Dumb ShowBarry’s fifteen minutes of infamy are overdue, and when laughter’s your living…that’s no joke.

Joe Penhall’s previous plays for the Royal Court are Pale Horse and Some Voices. His other work includes Blue/Orange (NT/West End) ­ winner of Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play, The Bullet (Donmar Warhouse) and Love And Understanding (Bush).


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 02/09/2004

Opening Night: 04/09/2004

Closing Night: 16/10/2004

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Cast & Creative


Rupert Graves, Douglas Hodge, Anna Maxwell Martin


Director - Terry Johnson

Producer - Royal Court

Designer - Es Devlin

Author - Joe Penhall

About Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Sloane Square, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8AS

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