Joe Armstrong and Clive Wood
Joe Armstrong and Clive Wood

Actor Jamie Glover will make his London directorial debut next month with a production of Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter at The Print Room in Notting Hill.

Glover, whose acting credits include Noises Off (Old Vic) and The Chalk Garden (Donmar) will direct Joe Armstrong as Gus and Clive Wood as Ben.

Armstrong's theatre work includes Flare Path (West End) and The Empire (Royal Court), while Wood has recently been seen in King Lear and Filumena at the Almeida, as well as Flare Path.

The two-hander is set in an airless, windowless basement, where two hit men await their orders. The last job has got Gus thinking while Ben just wants a cup of tea. But their usual routine is disturbed and events start looking ominous when the unexpected and increasingly perplexing messages start arriving through the 'dumb waiter'.

The production runs at the Print Room from 23 October to 23 November.


Tessa Peake-Jones
Tessa Peake-Jones
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David Storey's play Home is being revived at the Arcola Theatre next month in celebration of the playwright's 80th birthday.

Directed by Amelia Sears, the cast will feature Paul Copley, Jack Shepherd, Tessa Peake-Jones, Linda Broughton and Joseph Arkley.

The 1970 drama is billed as a "beautiful, compassionate, tragic and darkly funny study of the human mind and a once-­great nation coming to terms with its new place in the world".

The production marks the return of Alex Waldmann's company SEArED to the Arcola following its revival of Dennis Potter's Brimstone and Treacle last year.


Casting has also been announced for the premiere of Sarah Rutherford's Adult Supervision at the Park Theatre, which runs from 10 October to 3 November (previews from 8 October).

The play, which runs in the main space Park200, is set on US election night in 2008 and examines multiculturalism in a smart inner-London 'village'.

It will star Jacqueline Boatswain, Susannah Doyle, Amy Robbins and The Thick of It's Olivia Poulet.