That's right theatre fans. One of the theatre's greatest backstage drama's of all time is heading back to where it first began over thirty-six years ago. The Dresser, which first opened at the Queen's Theatre in April 1980, is scheduled to begin previews at the Duke of York's Theatre on October 6, and play thru January 14, 2017.
Now while I have never seen the play, I did see the 1983 film, which starred Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay, both of which who were nominated for Academy Awards for their roles. So now that you know when it's playing, I'm guessing you might want to know what it's about right? Well here you go.
Ronald Warwood's The Dresser, takes place during the height of World War II, as former leading man Sir, has been reduced to leading a group of inept and aging actor's in a touring production of Shakespeare's King Lear. As both he and the actor's become overwrought with anxiety, the only one who can save the show from total disaster is Sir's devoted friend and dresser Norman. Sounds just like I remembered it. By the way, for those of you who will be in London and want to see the show you are in luck. We sell it.In fact we sell every play in London. Get your tickets to see The Dresser at the Duke of Yorks Theatre in London. You will love it. Until next time theatre fans.
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