The Dresser - by Ronald Harwood

20 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
7:45 pm
Plus matinee on Saturday 23rd March at 3.00pm
Hampton Hill Theatre
Hampton Hill
TW12 1NY

January 1942.  A theatre in the English provinces.  ‘Sir’ – the last of Britain’s great actor-managers – is leading a tatty, third-rate tour, bringing the Bard to “every corner of our beloved island”.

Tonight marks his 227th appearance as King Lear.  He has never missed a performance… yet.  Outside, fall the Luftwaffe’s bombs.  Onstage, lies Lear’s blasted heath.  Inside Sir’s head, a different storm rages.  Only Norman, his devoted dresser, can ensure that both star and show go on.  But can they?  Will they?  Should they?

‘The Dresser’ is Oscar-winner Ronald Harwood’s greatest play - “wonderfully affectionate and intelligent”, according to Michael Billington: an insightful exploration of an increasingly co-dependent relationship between a tottering theatrical titan and his off-stage, off-kilter Fool.

Since its premiere in 1980, this witty, bitter-sweet love letter to the theatre has garnered Oscar, Olivier, Tony and BAFTA nominations.  Our unmissable production boasts a multi-award-winning team, both on and off stage: the perfect company to breathe fresh life into this iconic theatrical classic.

At Hampton Hill Theatre from 20th to 23rd March 2019.  To book, please visit

For further details, contact Daniel Wain on 07802 724234.


Presented by Colwyn Bay & Crewe

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