“The Dumb Waiter” by Harold Pinter was first produced by the Hampstead Theatre Club on 21st January 1960, and subsequently at the Royal Court on 8th March, 1960.

This popular play, which tells the story of two hit-men, was an easy choice for “Chief” as our first play.  Rehearsing in both Sheffield and at the “Old Vic Theatre” in London we have drawn on the talents of many people to help make this production a success.

“The Dumb Waiter” was jointly directed by David Dobson and Andrew Turner and produced by the company. 

The show played two nights at the “Library Theatre”, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S! 1XZ on Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of September 2010.

In the heart of Sheffield Theatre-land, the Library Theatre is an intimate, traditional 260 seat art deco venue with a licensed coffee bar.

It's 1975; George and Rose are honeymooning in Italy and the torrential rain has left them hotel-bound for the duration.  The strains of such confinement leave their emotions heightened and eccentricities grating.

What could make their trip worse? Well, being held hostage by an armed killer ought to do it.

This dark comedy explores the workings of a troubled relationship and how the arrival of an unknown can have surprising results.









Branwen Christie

David Dobson

Andrew Turner

Laura Curnick


(in order of appearance)

Julianne Watling was born in Southampton in the 80’s, where she grew up with a love for performing.  Some may say that she was a little madam, a drama queen – but when asked, Julianne maintains that she merely had a very creative mind.

She went on to study drama and acting throughout school, college and then on to a top London drama school.  After her three years at drama school, Julianne went out to LA and New York to study TV and Film acting.

After appearing as a Zombie in ‘Shaun of the Dead’, Julianne realised that maybe she didn’t quite have ‘the look’ for a leading lady and turned her attention to writing – where she discovered an even deeper connection with what she was doing.  ‘This is it!’, she declared, ‘I’m going to be a writer!’.

She is currently studying for a BA Honours Degree in Screenwriting and has written numerous scripts, short films, single drama, radio plays, a documentary drama, theatre plays and much more.  She also collaborates in a writing-partnership, creating new sit-com and sketch show material.

Julianne has committed herself to the life of a writer and is looking forward to the career she believes everything else was leading up to.

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