A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE PRODUCTION

THE DUMB WAITER

By Harold Pinter
Directed by Alice Hamilton

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?

Main Stage

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18 Nov - 19 Dec 2020

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

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...

Harold Pinter’s iconic masterpiece originally premiered as part of Hampstead Theatre’s first ever season in 1960. Sixty years on, this brilliant comedy makes a highly anticipated return home for its 60th Anniversary Production.  

Pinter wrote twenty-nine plays including The Birthday PartyThe CaretakerThe Homecoming and Betrayal. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005. 

Alice Hamilton’s directing credits include the Olivier-nominated Every Day I Make Greatness Happen and Paradise (both Hampstead Downstairs), The Weatherman (Park Theatre) and While We’re Here (Bush).

Casting to be announced

 

‘The most influential, provocative and poetic dramatist of his generation’ - The Guardian 

‘Pinter is one of the most important playwrights of our time’ The New York Times

‘If the Hampstead Theatre Club keeps to this standard, it not only deserves success it will command it’  - The Sunday Times on The Dumb Waiter, 1960


Covid-19 Booking Information

In the event of The Dumb Waiter being postponed, you will receive a full refund or credit to be used for any show at Hampstead.

Hampstead Theatre is delighted to open The Dumb Waiter following Government advice. As always, our audience, company and staff are our top priority. For more information about how we’re keeping you safe, please click here

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Harold Pinter and the 1950s British Stage

Posted on 7 October 2020

Mark Taylor-Batty explores how Harold Pinter's playwriting career developed against the effervescent backdrop of the 1950s British Stage.

HAMPSTEAD THEATRE RE-OPENS FOR A LIMITED PERIOD WITH THE DUMB WAITER

Posted on 7 October 2020

Hampstead Theatre re-opens for a limited period with Alice Hamilton's 60th Anniversary production of 'The Dumb Waiter'

Previews, Mondays and matinees 
Full price: £18/£27/£30
Under 30s/Students: £10/15
Seniors* (matinees only): £20/£25
Access: £16

*Ages 60+

Tuesday – Saturday evenings 
Full price: £25/£32/£37
Under 30s/Students: £10/£15
Access: £16

All prices are subject to change. Book early for the best price.

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