The Dumb Waiter

Contact: Holly Newton (Email)

Presented by  Schoolhouse Productions

Gus and Ben are two hit-men awaiting their next job in the basement of a derelict building.

Into the waiting silence rattles the dumb waiter with extraordinary demands for dishes they cannot supply – and who is operating the dumb waiter in an empty house? When their victim arrives they will know what to do.

For their seventh production Schoolhouse return to their home with Pinter’s best-known short play.

Praise for Schoolhouse

“Anna Friend’s gloriously intimate and flawlessly cast production… is one of the finest renderings of the play I have ever seen.” – 5 STARS (Holly Georgeson – The Flaneur)

“A powerful and thought- provoking piece of theatre which is bold, entertaining and thoroughly lives up to the high expectations I have of this young company” – 5 STARS (Sarah-Jane Howard – 365 Bristol)
“It’s worth the ticket for that final scene, alone. The rest … is bonus.” – 4 STARS (Arthur Duncan – RemoteGoat)

“Tightly directed, tense, and laced with home truths, plus a cast on top form, Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water flips from high comedy to bleak emotional desolation in this sharp production at the Alma.” (Harry Mottram –

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