The Dumb Waiter live streamed from the Old Vic Theatre in London

‘We send him up all we’ve got and he’s not satisfied. No, honest, it’s enough to make the cat laugh.’

Ben and Gus are seasoned hitmen awaiting details of their next target in the basement of a supposedly abandoned cafe. When the dumbwaiter begins sending them mysterious food orders, the killers’ waiting game starts to unravel.

Daniel Mays and David Thewlis star in Harold Pinter’s darkly funny, insidiously menacing one-act play The Dumb Waiter. Performances are streamed live from the iconic Old Vic stage with the empty auditorium as a backdrop.

Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 until his death on Christmas Eve 2008 (they were married in 1980). Harold Pinter wrote 29 plays including: The Birthday PartyThe Dumb Waiter, A Slight AcheThe HothouseThe CaretakerThe CollectionThe LoverThe HomecomingOld TimesNo Man’s LandBetrayalA Kind of AlaskaOne For The RoadThe New World OrderMoonlightAshes to Ashes. He directed 27 plays including: ExilesOleannaCelebrationThe Room. Awards include the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Companion of Honour for services to Literature, the Legion D’Honneur, the European Theatre Prize, the Laurence Olivier Award and the Moliere D’Honneur for lifetime achievement. In 1999 he was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. 

July 7 at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm BST
July 8 at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm BST
July 9 at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm BST
July 10 at 10:00am ET / 3:00pm BST
July 10 at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm BST

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