Dumb Show

Dumb Show

by Joe Penhall

Directed by Michael Bettell

Tuesday 27th -
Saturday 31st May, 2014

The Tower Theatre performing
at the Bridewell Theatre



Photography by Ruth Anthony





Cast
Barry : Leon Chambers
Liz : Helen McGill
Greg : Justin Stahley

Production Team
Director : Michael Bettell
Original music composed by Yaron Hollander
Set Design : Robert Irvine
Lighting Design : Robin Snowdon
Sound Design : Phillip Ley


Stage Manager : Richard Davies
ASMs : Ann Watchorn, Helen Chapman, Lily Ann Coleman
Lighting Operator : Sara Yasmin George
Sound Operator : Lesley Strachan
Costume Coordinator : Gigi Robarts
Set Construction and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Robert Irvine, Dinah Irvine, Michael Bettell & members of the cast and crew
Publicity Manager : Jean Collins



Since rejoining the Tower Theatre in 2012 after a 13-year break, Leon Chambers has appeared in Brighton Beach Scumbags, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Entertaining Mr Orton and The Winterling. Last year he also appeared in Autobahn with SEDOS and has acted with various companies in both London and Kent. He is a filmmaker and has directed eight short films, which have won a number of awards and played at film festivals all over the world. His latest film Lonely Hearts was recently screened at the St. Louis International Film Festival in the USA. His next film will be his first feature film.

This is Justin Stahley's third production with the Tower. Last summer he played the troubled Semyon in Dying For It, and more recently he appeared as CSM Rivers in The Accrington Pals. Justin has also performed with the Putney Arts Theatre, playing Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing and at the Questors Theatre where he played Jan in Rock and Roll. Outside of acting, Justin plays the drums and is currently working on a third studio album with his band The Helmholtz Resonators which is due to be released in the autumn this year!

Dumb Show is Helen McGill's first play with the Tower Theatre and indeed her first performance in London, having recently moved from Liverpool. Back up North, she was a member of Liverpool Network Theatre and Woolton Drama Group. Roles have included Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Yelena in Uncle Vanya and Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband. Loving London and her inaugural outing with the Tower, Helen is looking forward to getting involved in future productions.

Michael Bettell has recently returned to theatre after a long hiatus. Since joining the Tower Theatre a little over 3 years ago he has tried to make up for his long spell away and Dumb Show will mark his involvement in his 59th Tower production. Previous credits include : as an actor - The Man/Peter/The Doctor in The Pride, Marmion/Son/Technician in Comic Potential and The Reverend Crisparkle in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; as a Set Designer - Coyote on a Fence, Two, Dancing at Lughnasa, Dying for it, The Doctor's Dilemma, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Loot, Calender Girls, David Copperfield, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, Darker Shores and Terrorism; as an Assistant Director - Damages.