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The Dumb Waiter

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

October 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2005.

The Dumb Waiter

by Harold Pinter

“Perfection indeed”
– Words & Music –


Directed by
Richard Ratcliffe


Anorak of Fire

by Stephen Dinsdale

Directed by
Patricia Lyne


Cast – The Dumb Waiter

Ryan Lainchbury – Gus

Mark Best – Ben


Cast – Anorak of Fire

John Griffiths
– Gus Gascoigne


Production Crew

Lighting – Mike Medway

Sound – Ian Healey

Stage Manager – David Comber

Stage Manager – Geoff Holme

Stage Manager – Tony Holmes

DSM – John Garland

DSM – Tony Brownings

ASM – Helen Brewster

ASM – Loren O’Dair

ASM – Olive Smith

Workshop Team – Sylvie Walder

Workshop Team – Nicki Moston

Workshop Team – Sheila Neesham

Workshop Team – Geoff Holme

Workshop Team – Tony Holmes

Workshop Team – David Comber

Workshop Team – Mike Davy

Workshop Team – Robert Mitchell

Publicity – Rosemary Bouchy

Publicity – Rosemary Brown

Publicity – Simon Druce

Front of House – Betty Dawes

Box Office – Margaret Murrell


Programme Note #1: The Life and Death of Almost Everybody

“The Dumb Waiter is one of Harold Pinter’s earliest plays, written in 1957 though not performed in public until 1960. It is one of the works that firmly established Pinter’s reputation for a new and highly individual style of drama.

Anorak of Fire was first presented at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1993. It had an immediate popular success and has since been played widely in small theatres across Britain, with several revivals at the Fringe too.

We welcome three new [or relatively new] Wick actors in the production. John Griffiths is making his Barn début in Anorak of Fire. Mark Best and Ray Lainchbury [in the Dumb Waiter] first appeared in The Accrington Pals, and Mark has been seen more recently in Blue Remembered Hills. They have been closely involved in the development of the Young Wick section of the company.

We also welcome the involvement in this production of several new members who have joined the company in the last few months, in various rôles in the backstage, workshop and Front of House teams. ”