The Dresser

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Richmond Theatre

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Tue 26 Oct - Sat 30 Oct 2021

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Inspired by memories of working as Donald Wolfit’s dresser as a young man, Ronald Harwood’s evocative, affectionate and hilarious portrait of backstage life is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre.

Richmond Theatre

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Tue 26 Oct - Sat 30 Oct 2021
1 Little Green, Richmond, TW9 1QH
Tue and Fri at 19:30
Wed, Thu and Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
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It is 1942 and in a war-torn provincial theatre an ageing actor manager, known to his loyal acting company as ‘Sir’, is struggling to cling on to his sanity and complete his two hundred and twenty seventh performance of King Lear.

It is down to Norman, Sir’s devoted dresser, to ensure that in spite of everything, the show goes on. For sixteen years Norman has been there to fix Sir's wig, massage his ego, remind him of his opening lines and provide the sound effects in the storm scene.

Norman will be played by one of the UK's most unique and best loved entertainers. Julian Clary's successes include television, radio, films, writing and stand-up comedy, which he has performed all over the world. His West End starring roles range from London Palladium pantomimes to Taboo.

Playing 'Sir' will be Matthew Kelly, winner of an Olivier Award for Of Mice and Men. His other West End credits include Waiting For Godot with Ian McKellen, Comedians and Troilus and Cressida. His many television credits include the award-winning thriller Cold Blood, Benidorm, Bleak House and Moving On.

Ronald Harwood’s plays include Taking Sides, Equally Divided and Quartet. His screenplay for the film of The Dresser, received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Screenplay. He won an Academy Award for The Pianist.

Terry Johnson is the recipient of a dozen major theatre awards. His directing credits in Bath include Mrs. Henderson Presents, Hysteria and The Libertine.

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Richmond Theatre

1 Little Green, Richmond, TW9 1QH
Richmond (District Line), Overground (SW Trains)
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
There is a bar on each level of the theatre
Avoid the queues and be our guest in the Ambassador lounge. Add some sparkle to your night out and enjoy a show with bespoke service.
There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

Richmond Theatre is established as one of the most successful theatres in the country, presenting a wide range of quality drama, record breaking musicals, opera, dance and family entertainment each year, Richmond Theatre welcomes a quarter of a million theatre goers to over 40 outstanding productions annually, performing for about 49 weeks every year!

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Richmond Theatre

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Tue 26 Oct - Sat 30 Oct 2021
1 Little Green, Richmond, TW9 1QH
Tue and Fri at 19:30
Wed, Thu and Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: