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The Dresser

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Theatre Royal Brighton

Tue 27 Oct - Sat 31 Oct 2020

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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.

Theatre Royal Brighton

Tue 27 Oct - Sat 31 Oct 2020
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Tue and Fri at 19:45
Wed, Thu and Sat at 14:30 and 19:45
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

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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Theatre Royal Brighton

New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Brighton Rail Station
Monday - Friday show days: 12pm – 8pm. Non-show days: 12pm – 5pm | Saturday show days: 10am – 8pm. Non-show days: 10am – 5pm
Please note the Box Office is only open Sundays when there is a performance scheduled, and in this case it will open 2 hours prior to the performance and close 30 minutes after the show has commenced (Approx 17:30-20:30).
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Theatre Royal Brighton has entertained audiences for over 212 years. This Grade II* listed building is one of the oldest theatres in the country and continues to delight audiences with pre and post West End shows.

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Theatre Royal Brighton

Tue 27 Oct - Sat 31 Oct 2020
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Tue and Fri at 19:45
Wed, Thu and Sat at 14:30 and 19:45
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]