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Pinter 7: A Slight Ache/The Dumb Waiter

From the mind of Harold Pinter, the genius behind Betrayal and The Lover, comes a double-bill show of A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter, only at the Harold Pinter Theatre this season.

Why Watch Pinter 7: A Slight Ache/The Dumb Waiter

‘Tis the season for Pinter at the Pinter! This double-bill features Party Time and Celebration, with a stellar cast that includes Sherlock’s very own Martin Freeman, Danny Dyer and John Hefferman. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, both plays feature characteristic Pinteresque dialogue and subtle, ambiguous characterisation.

The Story

A Slight Ache is the story of a married couple, Edward and Flora, and deals with their desires and dreams, mainly focusing on the husband’s fear of growing old and of the unknown. When a mysterious figure comes to Edward and Flora’s elegant country home, their lives are changed forever, causing them to reflect on their deepest fears and desires.

The Dumb Waiter, considered by many as a modern classic (even having been the inspiration for the film In Bruges), tells the story of Gus and Ben, two hitmen who are awaiting instructions on their next job. As they wait and make inane conversation (as is characteristic of Pinter’s plays), they get their communication on what to do from the higher ups only via a dumb waiter. As they keep waiting, they realise that everything has a cost - and the longer they wait, time seems to be running out for one of them.

Good For

Fans of Harold Pinter | Fans of Absurd Comedies | Fans of Dark Humor

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Show Details

Show Timings

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri 7:30 PM
Thu & Sat 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM


Leading Roles
Danny Dyer
Martin Freeman
John Heffernan

Directed by
Jamie Lloyd

Designed by
Soutra Gilmour

Lighting Design by Jon Clark & Richard Howell Sound & Music by George Dennis & Ben and Max Ringham

Additional Information

Children below the age of 5 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
In-house bar
Toilets for the differently-abled

The Harold Pinter Theatre has a seating capacity of 796.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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