The Dresser play at Everyman Theatre

Friday 24 to Saturday 25 September 2021

Editor's Choice

Starring Matthew Kelly and Julian Clary, the Everyman Theatre has joined forces with Theatre Royal Productions Bath to stage a brand-new production of Ronald Harwood’s acclaimed drama, The Dresser - on stage in September 2021.

Starring Olivier Award-winner, Matthew Kelly and comic, Julian Clary, this brand-new performance of Ronald Harwood’s acclaimed drama is a funny and affectionate portrait of life backstage at the theatre, coming to the Everyman Theatre stage on Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 September 2021.

Working as a dresser to an ageing actor known as Sir, Norman is a devoted member of staff who ensures that the show goes on as Sir’s performance of King Lear falls apart.

Exploring the relationship between two men who are reluctantly co-dependent, the play sees the once famous Shakespearean actor unwilling to perform, as his faithful dresser tries to rouse a performance from him, keeping both the show and its star from falling apart – with the pair of actors hoping to bring ‘tremendous pathos’ to the roles.

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The Dresser play
Everyman Theatre
Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 September 2021; Thursday 23 September 2021; Saturday 25 September 2021
Evening performances start at 7.30pm, with matinees on Thursday and Saturday starting at 2pm.
Tickets range from £15 to £52.
(01242) 572573

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Monday 20 September 2021



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