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The Dumb Waiter

Hampstead Theatre, Swiss Cottage
The Dumb Waiter
Hampstead Theatre, Swiss Cottage

Ben and Gus have a job to do. But as they await instructions in a derelict building, they start to receive strange messages via a dumb waiter.

"We’ve proved ourselves before now, haven’t we? We’ve always done our job. What’s he doing all this for? What’s the idea? What’s he playing these games for?"

Originally presented in January 1960 as part of the Hampstead Theatre Club’s first season, this seminal early comedy from Nobel Prize-winning British writer Harold Pinter returns to the Hampstead Theatre, sixty years on, directed by Alice Hamilton. 

Previews from |
18th November 2020
Opening date |
18th November 2020
Closes |
2nd January 2021
Harold Pinter
Alice Hamilton
James Whiteside
Giles Thomas
James Perkins
Cast list:
Alec Newman and Shane Zaza

Hampstead Theatre Venue Information

Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
Nearest tube:
Swiss Cottage

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Latest The Dumb Waiter News & Features

Photo credit: Cast and Director of The Dumb Waiter (Photo by Helen Maybanks)
‘The Dumb Waiter’ casting announced for 60th anniversary Hampstead Theatre production
Wednesday, 28 October, 2020, 10:30
UPDATE: 2 December Following the news that The Dumb Waiter will be the first play to reopen the Hampstead Theatre, casting has been announced. The two actors will star in the Hampstead Theatre’s 60th anniversary production, with performances running into the new year. Alec Newman will play Ben, previously appearing in Hampstead Theatre productions of Uncle Vanya and Alligators. On television, he’s starred in Call the Midwife and Eullenia, both seen on screen...
Photo credit: (Courtesy of Hampstead Theatre)
Hampstead Theatre to reopen with Harold Pinter’s ‘The Dumb Waiter’
Wednesday, 07 October, 2020, 10:41
Previously announced as part of the Hampstead Theatre’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the off-West End venue will return with a revival of The Dumb Waiter. Written by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter, The Dumb Waiter will be performed from 18 November - 19 December. “I am so delighted to be able to share this news today” said Roxana Silbert, artistic director of Hampstead Theatre. “As Hampstead Theatre, along with our colleagues in live performance, start to...
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