The Entertainer archiveA proud past, a shabby present, an uncertain future: the state of the nation in 1956 perhaps, but also the state of the Rice family in a run-down seaside resort, where Archie is fronting a strip-show in a seedy theatre. Ever the entertainer, he carries on joking, dancing, singing - increasingly dead behind the eyes. This is a modern classic: it is a play about the state of the nation, but it is also a play which is vaudeville: funny, sleazy, sentimental in turn, after turn, after turn.


David Schofield (Archie Rice), Roberta Taylor (Phoebe), David Ryall (Billy Rice), Laura Rees, Oliver Gomm, Harriet Barrow


Author: John Osborne
Corporate Sponsor: Manchester Airport
Producer: Royal Exchange Theatre
Director(s): Greg Hersov, Stuart Hopps (movement)
Design: Laurie Dennett
Lighting: Robert Bryan
Sound: Steve Brown
Music: Akintayo Akinbode
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The Entertainer

The Entertainer (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1266118951. Details of all The Entertainer archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S3167

Archive Listings

4 Nov 09
5 Dec 09
Royal Exchange
Greater Manchester

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