In an airless basement room, two killers – Gus (Evans) and Ben (Isaacs) – await confirmation 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…
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Written in 1957, The Dumb Waiter was first produced at Hampstead Theatre in 1960. The anniversary production is directed by regular Pinter collaborator Harry Burton, designed by Peter McKintosh and presented by Sonia Friedman Productions.
For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was on hand for The Dumb Waiter at Trafalgar Studios for the curtain call and at the post-show party at Walker's of Whitehall, where other guests included former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, Jerry Hall, Jeanne Marine, Janet Suzman, Leigh Lawson, Twiggy, Tony Haygarth, BBC executive Alan Yentob, Charlton Athletic football manager Alan Pardew and comedians Dara O'Brien and Jack Dee.
-by Terri Paddock