This Dresser is ever so smart. A satisfyingly deep portrait of life, Sean Foley's fine production, wrings plenty of laughs.Daily Mail
A brilliant, near-faultless productionSunday Express
A double act to treasure. Ken Stott is magnificent, Reece Shearsmith a revelation. A treat.Telegraph
Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith come together as lead actor ‘Sir’ and Norman ‘the dresser’ in this eagerly awaited revival, direct from the West End.
Both hilarious and poignant, The Dresser explores the relationship between two men who are reluctantly and inevitably co-dependent. As World War Two rages, backstage in a provincial English theatre, an ageing, once-famous classical actor is troubled. Sir, the last in a dying breed of great 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 cast and creative team of Ken Stott (Rebus, God of Carnage), Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen, Inside Number 9), Selina Cadell (Doc Martin), Simon Rouse (The Bill), Harriet Thorpe (Absolutely Fabulous) and Sean Foley (The Ladykillers, Jeeves and Wooster) this promises to be an unmissable production of a theatrical classic.
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