Sir Ronald Harwood's award-nominated 1980 play The Dresser is a perfect blend of well-written and relatable characters set within a deeply theatrical and potentially hilarious setting. Having been seen previously in the West End and on Broadway, new audiences were introduced to the character of Sir and his faithful dresser Norman thanks to a recent BBC adaptation that starred Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen.
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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.
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), Selena Cadell, Harriet Thorpe and Sean Foley (The Ladykillers, Jeeves and Wooster) this promises to be an unmissable production of a theatrical classic.
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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.
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Further casting has been announced for the West End revival of The Dresser by Ronald Harwood which runs at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End from 5 October 2016 to 14 January 2017, with an official opening night on 12 October.