The Dresser
  • Play
  • Play by Ronald Harwood which tells the story of an ageing actor's personal assistant struggling to help keep the actor's life together.

    The play was turned into a film, directed by Richard Eyre in 2015 and starring: Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Watson, Vanessa Kirby, Sarah Lancashire and Edward Fox.

    "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."

    The 2016 run stars Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Sean Foley.

The Dresser 2016
The Dresser 2016

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