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The Dresser

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Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith star in this revival of Ronald Harwood’s hilarious and heart-wrenching tale of an ageing actor-manager and his long-suffering, dedicated dresser. Read More >

Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith star in this revival of Ronald Harwood’s hilarious and heart-wrenching tale of an ageing actor-manager and his long-suffering, dedicated dresser.

Set against the backdrop of a down-at-heel regional theatre in the midst of wartime, beloved drama The Dresser follows the duo’s struggles to keep the show on the road – and their lives together – while the toils of age take their toll.

Directed by Sean Foley, who recently enjoyed great success with his adaptation and direction of The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, the drama is renowned as a modern classic having been first performed in the West End in 1980.

It was then adapted into the multi award-winning 1983 film starring Albert Finney, before once again being reimagined as the recent television adaptation starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins.

The Dresser sees the much anticipated return of both Stott and Shearsmith to the London stage, subsequent to their recent high profile screen credits, and promises to be an unmissable production of a theatrical classic.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 05/10/2016

Opening Night: 13/10/2016

Closing Night: 14/01/2017

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith, Selina Cadell, Harriet Thorpe

Creative

Producer - Mark Goucher, Mark Rubinstein Ltd and Jonathan Church Productions

Author - Ronald Harwood

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