13 February 2007

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter

Ben - Jason Isaacs
Gus - Lee Evans

Directed by Harry Burton
Designed by Peter McKintosh

The Trafalgar Studio 1 - C7

Sharp and thoroughly entertaining. I am sure they stole each other's lines a couple of times but they seemed to recover. Jason looked the part - underworld spiv......I was a bit distressed by his palour. Lee was fine and they took three curtain calls.

We had a small child in the audience who didn't understand the contract an audience makes with each other and the performers but in some ways that added to the show.

Only criticism, the end black-out didn't work. It wasn't crisp enough or perhaps the timing was just off.

Celeb in the audience:- nil that I saw, very poor !