The Dresser

RUNNING TIME
2hr. 2min.
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

A major revival of The Dresser by Academy award winning author Sir Ronald Harwood starring Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith.

Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith come together as lead actor “Sir” and Norman “the dresser” in this eagerly awaited revival of “a wonderfully affectionate and intelligent play about the theatre” The Guardian.

Both hilarious and poignant, The Dresser explores the relationship between two men who are reluctantly and inevitably co-dependent. As World War II rages, backstage in a provincial English theatre, an ageing, once-famous classical actor is troubled. Sir, the last in a dying breed of great English Shakespearean actors, is unwilling to take to the stage to deliver his renowned portrayal of King Lear. It falls to his faithful dresser Norman to rouse another great performance from him, to keep both the show and its star from falling apart.

Renowned as Ronald Harwood’s greatest play, The Dresser has been nominated for Olivier and Tony Awards as well as an Academy Award for the screenplay of the film. With a multi-award winning creative team of Ken Stott (Rebus, God of Carnage), Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen, Inside Number 9) and Sean Foley (The Ladykillers, Jeeves and Wooster) this promises to be an unmissable production of a theatrical classic.

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Ken Stott: I'm sick of the 'anyone can act' attitude in theatre - 9 Nov 2016

Photos: Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith celebrate The Dresser opening night - 14 Oct 2016

Review: The Dresser (Duke of York's) - 13 Oct 2016

Top 5 theatre openings this week - 10 Oct 2016

First look: Reece Shearsmith in The Dresser - 1 Jul 2016

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