Playgoers will strike you dumb

AN AWARD-winning show by a local theatre group will be performed in Boston this week.

Boston Playgoers will be putting on a special two night only performance of Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter in the Revue Bar, at Blackfriars Theatre, on Friday and Saturday.

The play, around 50 minutes in length and set in the early 1960s, sees Ben and Gus, two hitmen waiting in a basement somewhere in Birmingham for the instructions of their next 'job'.

In the supposedly empty house, a dumb waiter comes clattering down, with orders from above.

The tension rises as the orders start to come thick and fast. Who is controlling it, and what do they want?

The production received accolades at the Annual Theatre Festival, at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness last month, winning best one-act play, and nominations for best actor, best under 21 actor and the adjudicators special award for outstanding performance.

It stars Ben Long and Danny Chester-Bush.

Written in 1957, the original play premiered at the Hampstead Theatre Club, in 1960.

Harold Pinter is one of the most acclaimed contemporary British playwrights, noted particularly for his early body of work.

He was born in East London's Hackney neighbourhood in 1930, the son of a Jewish tailor.

The show starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £5 (£4 concessions) and be available on the door.

l For more information and a teaser video visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheDumbWaiter11?blend=2&ob=5