Tony Frankel, critic from from Stage and Cinema here. In the “What were they thinking?” department, this Dumb Waiter was placed not in Harold Pinter’s England, but in Depression-Era America. The dialogue, such as words like “lorry,” are therefore rendered incongruous. The setting for the one-act is GREAT, but within 30 seconds, we know there will be little nuance from the actors and once they start speaking in “American” dialect, this version becomes tension-free, boring and downright infuriating. This outing has SHOWCASE written all over it – if the creators had put as much thought into the production as they did into their thesis of a press release, we may have had something. Really, avoid this one at all costs.