The Dumb Waiter
Hampstead Theatre

Probably the most challenging part of this set was the artistic choice that the central wall had to move imperceptibly slowly by 600mm in 23 mins. An added complication was that the dumbwaiter needed to be accessed manually by stage management on a platform also attached to the moving wall.


James Perkins


Hampstead Theatre


James Whiteside & Tristram Kenton

“The dumb waiter itself is camouflaged at first, and its sudden whirring into motion is a jumpy moment, signalling the fear that rises among the men as it sends down its ever more elaborate demands for food.”

Arifa Akbar, The Guardian