Seething Wells and the Defeat of King Cholera

Dumbshow in collaboration with The Community Brain and Smoking Apples present to you the story of how clean water came to London.

It is August 24th 1854, an oppressively hot summer in the heart of the emerging metropolis. Soho, an island of dirt, where the comings and goings of debauchery and creativity dance a merry dance. The streets are filthy, the air is fetid, but the sun in shining as Sarah Lewis carries her baby home. Little does she know that she is about to wipe out an entire community.

This site-specific show was performed at Seething Wells in Surbiton, 2011.

Photos by Simon Adrians


Cast / Creators
Lotte Allan
Michael Bryher
Jack Cole
Heather Young
Smoking Apples