"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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Summer 17 @ Tobacco Factory Theatres
"Expect bold theatre, live music and lots of noise as you take on the great musical myth of ORPHEUS!"
- Tobacco Factory Theatres
This July 2017, DumbWise's Young Actor Musicians programme (YAM) is teaming up with Tobacco Factory Theatres to deliver their Summer School: Theatre Challenge. We'll be working on a new musical adaptation of ORPHEUS with a bunch of talented young actors/performers/musicians/singers.
"Expect bold theatre, live music and lots of noise as you take on the great musical myth of ORPHEUS. Orpheus is given the power of music by the Gods but how will he use it as he journeys from platinum selling artist to the Underworld and back?"
"This summer Tobacco Factory Theatres are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for young people to take part in a performance summer school directed by actor/musician theatre makers John Ward and David Hewson from award-winning DumbWise Theatre Company. Do you enjoy drama? Do you play an instrument? This summer young actors and young musicians will collaborate and stage a brave, bold and brilliant new production of ORPHEUS."

Photographer - Jack Offord