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 www.trybooking.co.uk/HPS.

For further details, contact Daniel Wain on 07802 724234.

 

Presented by Colwyn Bay & Crewe

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