The Dresser

The Dresser

4.8 (16) · Contemporary

Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith come together as lead actor “Sir” and Norman “the dresser” in this eagerly awaited revival.

Overview

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.

Critic reviews

Stott and Shearsmith are compelling

Guardian

A double act to treasure. Ken Stott is magnificent. Reece Shearsmith is a revelation

Telegraph

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 5 Oct - Sat 14 Jan, Mon - Sat, 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mats at 2.30pm.*

*Check website for details.

Venue

St Martin's Lane WC2N 4BG London, UK · Get Directions
4.8
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