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The Dresser Revival 2016

Opened: October 13, 2016
Closing: January 14, 2017

The Dresser - 2016 - West End History , Info & More

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.

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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Last Chance to See THE DRESSER by Ronald Harwood at the Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - December 1, 2016

Audiences have only six weeks left to see the critically acclaimed West End production of Sir Ronald Harwood's The Dresser which brings together a multi award-winning cast and creative team in a five-star revival.

The Dresser History

Other Productions of The Dresser

1981   Broadway
2016   West End West-End Revival
West End