The Dumb Waiter: at your service with prize-winning Pinter
  
The Dumb Waiter: at your service with prize-winning Pinter
Old Mill Theatre
Old Mill Theatre
19 Sep 2013 to 5 Oct 2013
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Tickets are $25, $20 concession book on 9367 8719, oldmilltheatre@iinet.net.au or at http://oldmilltheatre.com.au/tickets

Duration - 150 mins


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Synopsis
A play from Nobel Prize-winning author Harold Pinter is being given a new lease of life this spring.

Directed by Susie Conte for the Old Mill Theatre's short play season, The Dumb Waiter features Gus and Ben in a Birmingham basement, awaiting instructions for their next job. Gus needs matches while Ben has a newspaper – and both men have revolvers.

The play is set in set in a dingy basement, creating a feeling of claustrophobia and unease.

Gus and Ben's dialogue hides the rising tension that develops between them and, similar to Pinter’s famous Waiting for Godot, there is an unseen character who appears to be pulling the strings.

Joining The Dumb Waiter for the season of short plays is No Exit by French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and the world premiere of Noel O’Neill’s Snow and Ash.

Directed by Maree Grayden and adapted by Chris Thomas, No Exit is a depiction of the afterlife where three dead characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity – ...more
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