The Dresser

The Dresser Tickets

Venue: 
Duke of York's Theatre
Location: 
West End

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.

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. 

 

Book your The Dresser tickets, playing at The Duke of York's Theatre today.

The Dresser Synopsis: 

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.

By: 
Ronald Harwood
Producer: 
Mark Goucher / Mark Rubinstein Ltd and Jonathan Church Productions
Director: 
Sean Foley
Cast list: 
Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith, Selena Cadell and Harriet Thorpe
The Dresser Schedule
Previews from: 
Wednesday, 5 October, 2016
Opening date: 
Thursday, 13 October, 2016
Available from: 
Wednesday, 5 October, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 14 January, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 14 January, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--
Address:
45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Latest The Dresser News & Features

Monday, September 26, 2016
Interview with Harriet Thorpe and Selina Cadell, stars of The Dresser

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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
First Look at Reece Shearsmith and Ken Stott in The Dresser

Production photos have been released of Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith, Selena Cadell and Harriet Thorpe in The Dresser by Sir Ronald Harwood which is currently on a brief UK Tour ahead of an extended run in London's West End at the Duke of York's Theatre from 5 October 2016.

The Dresser (photo Hugh Glendinning)
Friday, July 1, 2016
Further cast announced for The Dresser

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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith to star in The Dresser

Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith will star in a revival of The Dresser, by Ronald Harwood, at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End from 5 October 2016 to to 14 January 2017, with an official opening night on 12 October. The run will follow performances in Richmond, Brighton and Cheltenham.

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