THE DUMB WAITER
This production began performances on 2nd February with press night on 8th February and ended its strictly-limited seven week run on 24th March 2007.
Groundbreaking... Outstanding performances.
In an airless basement room, two killers await confirmation of the identity of their next 'hit.' They're a team from way back. Today something has disturbed their normally efficient routine. Unseen forces bear down on them in their precarious and darkly funny world. Meanwhile, increasingly bizarre orders keep arriving via a serving hatch?
It's Tarantino meets Tony Hancock in a comedy of menace played for truth.
To coincide with the play's 50th anniversary, Lee Evans and Jason Isaacs will star in a major West End revival of Harold Pinter's classic comedy of menace, The Dumb Waiter.
The Dumb Waiter was first produced at Hampstead Theatre Club in 1960, directed by James Roose Evans with Nicholas Selby as Ben and George Tovey as Gus. More recently, in 2004, Douglas Hodge directed Toby Jones and Jason Watkins in the Oxford Playhouse Production. In 1987 Robert Altman directed John Travolta and Tom Conti in the film version of Pinter's one act play.
Menace and absurdity, delivered with panache
LEE EVANS – Gus
JASON ISAACS – Ben
HAROLD PINTER – Playwright
HARRY BURTON – Director
PETER MCKINTOSH – Designer