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Podcast: Mr Smith, We’ve Been Expecting You

3Dumb Theatre’s Stephen Smith talks about the company’s success and ambitions

This week our guest on Runn Radio was 3Dumb Theatre’s Stephen Smith. We’ve been big fans of their work since we first saw their online show Within towards the start of lockdown. Their ability to create inventive pieces with limited resources stood out from that first show. And since then, they have garnered a collection of wonderful reviews, not just from ET, but generally everyone who has witnessed their work.

There latest work is a double bill of Steven Berkoff shorts, entitled Dog/ Actor. We’ve already reviewed this in Liverpool, and you can see our 5 star review here. More information on this show and future dates can be found below. You can also find links below to many of their other online productions which are available to watch for free.

It was our pleasure to sit down and chat with Stephen to find out what their initial ambitions were, why their work has been so successful and what is next for them.

Dog/ Actor

Two explosive and comedic short plays written by Steven Berkoff, performed back-to-back by the same one actor.

The first play: Dog follows a day in the life of a racist football hooligan and his beloved pitbull terrier, Roy, who changes his life.

The second play: Actor is a spoken word monologue which delves into the heart of the acting industry, humorously and poignantly portraying the trying life of a struggling artist.

Without the use of any set or props, Dog/Actor presents a masterclass in physical theatre and comedic storytelling, promising a thrilling theatrical experience.

4 June: The Rondo Theatre, Bath
11 June: New Wimbledon Theatre (Studio)
7 – 9 July: ADC Theatre, Cambridge
2 – 6 August: Etcetera Theatre, Camden Fringe
15 – 20 August: Greenside Venue, Edinburgh

Further information and bookings can be found on 3Dumb Theatre’s website here.

Other Digital Works

Within – Read our review here. The show is available free to watch here.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – Read our review here. The show is available free to watch here.

The Tell-Tale Heart – Read our review here. The show is available free to watch here.

The Black Cat – Read our review here. The show is available free to watch here.

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