The Dumb Waiter

by Harold Pinter
directed by Anna Hyllested


Two nerve-wracked men without any tea lying on beds. They are trying to distract themselves from the sinister job which awaits them.They think they are alone but suddenly the dumb waiter comes down with impossible instructions. Who is upstairs ?
Written in 1957, yet still completely relevant to the world of today, The Dumb Waiter is a one-act play, at times hilarious, at others disquieting. Are these powerless characters reflections of ourselves?


Nobel-prize winner Harold Pinter is one of the most influential playwrights of modern times. Actor, director and playwright, some of his plays include The Homecoming and The Birthday Party, with many being adapted for film. He died in 2008.


Robert Doran – Gus
Felix Laube – Ben


Our Irish tour:

  • 8th of June at the Crooked House Studio, 1 Main Street Newbridge: 5€
  • 14th of June at 8pm at Hole in the wall, 17 High Street, Kilkenny: 5-10€
  • 23rd of June at Naas Town Hall, 29 N Main St, Naas East, Naas (Midsummers Arts Festival) : 15€
  • 28th of June at 7 pm at The International Bar, 23 Wicklow St, Dublin: 10€

We would like to thank Crooked House Theatre Company for the rehearsal space.

Additional information

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Our promotional blurb can be downloaded here.

This amateur production of “The Dumb Waiter” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.