The Dumb Waiter
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When will the target appear? An Ormitha what? Who is Wilson? Gus and Ben wait for their ‘hit’ in a basement with idiosyncratic plumbing, a Dumb Waiter with increasingly bizarre requests, and not even a cup of tea! This darkly funny play charts the tension between Gus and Ben towards the surprising conclusion.
9 February 2007
After the debacle of Pinter's People at the Haymarket, it is something of a relief to have an instant reminder of the playwright’s distinction in this beautifully weighted and acted revival of one of his best early short plays. Even with reduced ticket prices, though, it makes for a slender evening of just one hour’s playing time.
Ben (Jason Isaacs) and Gus (Lee Evans) are two small-time contract killers awaiting instructions in the grimy basement of an abandoned building in Birmingham. Their beds are jammed up against the wall. An apparently disused dumb waiter – the conveyor of food orders to an upper level – suddenly springs into action, rushing up and down with a sinister thunder like an animated guillotine.
Gus is still haunted by the memory of their last job, a messy business. That girl’s body didn’t half spread, didn’t it? He wonders who clears up after them. Ben is biding his time, regurgitating newspaper stories about an old man who tried to cross a busy...
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