Ben and Gus await another job, but it is not long until their established routine is disrupted. As the pair blindly try and fulfil the obscure demands that descend from above, they begin to realise that this job is unlike any other. Tensions rise and tempers flare as an unseen power propels them towards a realisation of the true identity of the ‘hit’ and a brutal finale.
Ransack Theatre opened The Lucy Davis Vaults in the cellars of The Kings Arms with this modern revival of Harold Pinter’s classic two-hander. The Dumb Waiter marked the end of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2014, playing to sold-out audiences and claiming ‘Best Revival’ at the Greater Manchester Fringe Awards. Consequently, the production was invited back to the cellars for another sell-out run in November 2014.
Now Ransack Theatre are breaking out of the vaults to brave the world above and join Re:play Festival 2015…
“Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter is [the] playwright at his most sinister. Job well done lads.”
– Northern Soul
“Alastair Michael and James Warburton deliver chilling, unnerving performances from the outset… A good turnout on a bitterly cold windswept night shows that [Harold] Pinter can still pull a crowd. Fans will have nothing to complain about in this solid production and for those new to the work, Ransack may win Pinter a few new fans.”
– The Public Reviews
“With their revival of legendary playwright Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter, Ransack take on a challenging piece and definitely rise to the occasion… A bold, brave piece. To refer to it as a Fringe piece almost devalues this polished, assured performance. I, for one, will be very interested in seeing more from this interesting theatre company.”
– The Good Review