The Dresser

The Dresser tickets

A major revival of The Dresser by Academy award winning author Sir Ronald Harwood starring Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith.


Olivier Award winner Ken Stott and BAFTA Award winner 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.


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 (RebusGod of Carnage), Reece Shearsmith (The League of GentlemenInside Number 9) and Sean Foley (The LadykillersJeeves and Wooster) this promises to be an unmissable production of a theatrical classic.


‘I loved this Dresser.  Sean Foley’s fine production wrings plenty of laughs.’
Daily Mail
‘A brilliant production’
Sunday Express
‘A double act to treasure.  Ken Stott is magnificent.  Reece Shearsmith is a revelation’
‘A very funny revival of Ronald Harwood’s terrific tragicomedy’
‘A beautifully acted production’
The Stage

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