Considered one of the most influential modern British dramatists, What’s On? Production Company presents The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter at Chapel Off Chapel for a strictly limited season from 4 September 2018.
In a dank and dark basement room, Gus and Ben wait for their next hit job. They’ve been working together for quite some time and have their routine down to an efficient art-form. But there’s something different about this job. As increasingly bizarre orders begin to be sent down via the basement’s dumbwaiter and the tension between the two men builds, it becomes clear that things are not as they appear.
One of Harold Pinter’s most famous works, The Dumb Waiter is a darkly funny and terrifically suspenseful play that reveals Pinter’s skill for crafting unique and engaging theatre and detailed silences. Taut and tense, The Dumb Waiter continues to offer new insights into human nature and the way in which the individual is complicit in society’s darker impulses.
Directed by Greenroom Nominee, Paul Watson (We Will Rock You, Tick Tick Boom!, Black Diva), The Dumb Waiter stars two of Australia’s most favourite and celebrated actors! Gold Logie award winner, John Wood in the role of Ben with the incredibly prolific Don Bridges delivering the role of Gus.
Harold Pinter was a playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist, whose acting and writing career spanned more than 50 years and in 2005 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. His legacy includes twenty-nine plays such as The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, The Dumb Waiter, No Man’s Land, Moonlight, Ashes to Ashes, Party Time and Celebration; and twenty-four screenplays including The Servant, The Go-Between and The French Lieutenant’s Woman.
Director: Paul Watson Starring: Don Bridges, John Wood Settings, Properties and Costumes: Leftfield Props Locker Lighting Designer: Jason Bovaird and Moving Light Productions Stage Management: Caroline Skinner
The Dumb Waiter
Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Season: 5 – 9 September 2018 (preview: 4 September)
Information and Bookings: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au