Electric Dreams

Dumbshow’s explosive new play inspired by the ideas in Naomi Klein’s groundbreaking book The Shock Doctrine.

Rose can’t remember the first 18 years of her life. What happened to her?

Seeking to unravel this mystery she turns investigator, piecing together her history from fragmented memories, documents and dreams.

Using live music and video, Electric Dreams journeys from 1950’s Canada to the Iraq war; but does exploring the past offer a warning for the future?

Premiered at Camden People’s Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe, 2015. Toured 2015/2016.

With thanks to the Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England, and IATL and IAS at the University of Warwick for their support.

This latest show from fringe favourites Dumbshow is an ambitious piece of political theatre ... gripping ... thoughtful ... passionate and heartfelt



Michael Bryher
Faith Dodkins
Florence de Maré
Rollo Clarke
Lighting Design
Ed Elbourne
Stage Manager
Beatrice Galloway
Cast / Creators
Michael Bryher
Jack Cole
Nicola Cutcher
Pia de Keyser