The Dumb Waiter

Venue : Light Hall School

Date : March 1996

Genre : Drama


Dave Wilkins




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Synopsis of the Play

The action takes place in a basement in Birmingham.

Guss and Ben are on the job - which means they wait and listen and wait again. How can two ordinary little men fill in all this time? They are football fans, and there is speculation as to the outcome of the job in hand. They are servants, tools for their boss, who is the only one who knows the pattern of each job. In the waiting silence rattles the dumb waiter with huge demands for dishes they cannot supply.

Who is operating the dumb waiter in this empty house? Their job is murder. In a while a victim will arrive and they know what to do...

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