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Entertainer, The

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About the Show Less...

Robert Lindsay plays Archie Rice, a selfish music hall performer struggling in an age when music halls were on the decline. Read More >

John Osbourne explores the state of post-war Britain through three generations of a family of entertainers.

Archie Rice is a has-been. He’s headlining a second-rate revue in a neglected seaside town. Driven by dreams of stardom and emulating his father’s success, Rice keeps going, no matter what suffers. He cheats on his wife and deceives his father because the most important thing is that the show must go on.

Multi-award winner Robert Lindsay (My And My Girl, Oliver!, Power on stage, GBH, My Family on television) plays Rice, with Pam Ferris (Notes On Falling Leaves, Closing Time on stage, The Darling Buds Of May, Rosemary And Thyme on television) as his wife.

For more about The Entertainer, read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 23/02/2007

Opening Night: 07/03/2007

Closing Night: 19/05/2007

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Cast & Creative


Robert Lindsay, Pam Ferris, Jim Creighton, Emma Cunniffe, David Dawson, Andrew McDonald, John Normington, Lindsey Lennon


Director - Sean Holmes

Designer - Anthony Lamble

Choreographer - Paul Harris

Lighting Designer - Peter Mumford

Sound - Fergus O'Hare

Author - John Osbourne

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The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB

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