Academy Award-winning author Sir Ronald Harwood’s timeless play The Dresser is coming to the Duke of York’s Theatre this October, starring Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith
Sir Ronald Harwood’s classic play The Dresser is coming to the West End
Hailed as being an eagerly-awaited revival of a “wonderfully affectionate and intelligent play about the theatre,” The Dresser is showing at the West End this autumn for a limited period.
This emotionally moving and hilarious play explores the relationship between ‘Sir’ the actor and Norman ‘The Dresser’, two men who are inevitably yet reluctantly wholly dependent on one another.
It tells the story of the struggle of keeping theatre alive as war devastated Britain, wiping out theatre houses as they became reduced to rubble.
The story is set in the backstage of a provincial English theatre as World War II ravages outside. Sir, a once great Shakespearean actor, has become reluctant to go on stage and perform his renowned portrayal of King Lear.
The ageing actor’s faithful dresser Norman does everything in his power to awaken Sir’s enthusiasm for the stage, in an attempt to prevent the star of the stage from falling apart and to save the show itself.
Sir Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser was first staged in 1980 and has gone on to be considered Harwood’s greatest play.
This major revival of the powerful play is being produced by a multi-award winning creative team, comprising of cast members Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith and directed by Sean Foley.
The Dresser is showing at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Wednesday 5 October, 2016 until Saturday 14 January, 2017.
You can buy tickets here for what promises to be an unmissable revival of a classic piece of theatre from Shows In London.