About Dumb Waiter, The
The Dumb Waiter is a classic comedy of menace and suspense by Nobel Prize-winner
Harold Pinter. This major West End revival celebrates the 50th anniversary of this rarely
performed one-act play and stars two outstanding performers Lee Evans (The Producers,
Endgame, Mousehunt, Funny Bones) and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter, The
State Within, Black Hawk Down).
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…
Harry Burton, a regular collaborator with Pinter, recently directed The Dumb Waiter and The
Room for the Royal Court as part of their 50th Anniversary season. Working With Pinter, a
master-class and in-depth interview with the playwright will be screened on More 4 in
***** - Guardian
***** - Evening Standard
‘Groundbreaking – outstanding performances’ - Daily Telegraph
‘This is the real McCoy… a fine revival’ - Guardian
‘It’s Tarantino meets Tony Hancock in a comedy of menace played for truth’ - Times
‘As fine a production of Pinter’s knuckle crunching tense drama as you’re ever likely to see’ - Daily Mail
‘Alarmingly funny’ - Sunday Times