VenueDuke of York's Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From22nd February 2005
Opened28th February 2005
To14th May 2005
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Wed,Sat Mats 15:00
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The Dresser

The DresserT1402486496
In a war-torn provincial theatre an ageing actor manager, known to his loyal acting company as 'Sir', is struggling to keep a grip on his sanity and complete his two hundred and twenty-seventh performance of King Lear. Thanks to the efforts of Herr Hitler, all the able-bodied actors are in uniform and bombs are destroying theatres across the country, but the show must go on. Ensuring that it does is Norman. Sir's devoted dresser, who for sixteen years has been there to fix his wig, massage his ego, remind him of his opening lines and provide the sound effects in the storm scene. Inspired by the memories of his years working as Donald Wolfit's dresser, Ronald Harwood's evocative, perceptive and hilarious portrait of backstage life is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre.
Author Ronald Harwood

Archive :: production:T1402486496, play:S3088, venue:V392

Production details


Producer Theatre Royal Bath
Director Peter Hall
Design Simon Higlett
Lighting Paul Pyant
Performer Nicholas Lyndhurst
Performer Julian Glover

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