The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Friday 7th November saw a packed Cedar Hall laugh, cry and experience all the emotions in between as Dumbshow Theatre joyously threw themselves into this re-imagined Steinbeck novella.
I really can't do more than urge you to look at their website : www.dumbshow.org in order to appreciate what an all-conquering piece this has become.
The story of Kino, his discovery of the 'pearl of the world' and its effects on the life of his family; told in one, straight through, seventy minute rollercoaster of a journey brought tears of both laughter and sorrow in equal measure.
The proximity of the action and the intensity of performance by this young theatre group meant that I would certainly call it, 'The perfect village hall show', and urge anyone to see it if they possibly can, before the end of its run.
Many thanks must go to Arts Alive, Dumbshow Theatre and Ruth Davies for bringing 'The Pearl' to Dilwyn and to anyone who helped to make such a memorable evening possible. I certainly hope that we see Dumbshow Theatre return to Dilwyn in the, not too distant, future.