A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter

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Booking from 31 January 2019 until 23 February 2019
Jamie Lloyd directs Danny Dyer and Martin Freeman in a sensational conclusion of The Jamie Lloyd Company’s residency at the Harold Pinter Theatre, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Nobel Prize-winning British writer Harold Pinter. Playing at the London venue from September 2018 to February 2019, the entire Pinter at the Pinter Season concludes with a double-bill of A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter.

Both productions are hilarious comedies that explore the politics of the powerful and the powerless. The Dumb Waiter follows hit-men Gus and Ben, who await their next job within the walls of a derelict building. But what is the cost of their quest for meaning? Exploring masculinity, the play is often described as one of Pinter’s best earlier plays.

A Slight Ache is a tragicomic play written in the early 1960’s and follows the simple lives of Flora and Edward in their country home. But when a mysterious figure enters, their lives are changed forever. With a good dose of comedy, the themes of the plays continue to be strikingly relevant, even to this day.

Casting features Danny Dyer, who is best-known for his recurring role as pub landlord Mick in EastEnders, whilst theatre credits include The Homecoming at the Almeida Theatre and No Man’s Land at the National Theatre. Martin Freeman also stars, after most recently appearing in Labour of Love at the Noel Coward Theatre. Freeman is well-known for his screen roles in The Hobbit series, Sherlock and The Office.

Concluding the Pinter at the Pinter Season, A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter marks the final of the seven productions. Promising a night of hilarious entertainment, the double-bill plays at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre from January 31st to February 23rd 2019, with an official opening on February 6th 2019.

Child Friendly?

A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter may not be suitable for children. Under 5s will not be admitted.

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