The Dresser West End
The Dresser opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre in October 2016 after a four week initial UK short tour.
Starring two of the UK’s best loved actors, Olivier award winner Ken Stott as Sir and the creator of the hit sketch show the League of Gentleman Reece Shearsmith will play Norman. The Dresser will be directed by the multi-award winning Sean Foley.
Both hilarious and poignant, The Dresser explores the relationship between two men who are reluctantly and inevitably co-dependent. As World War II rages, backstage in a provincial English Theatre, an aging, once famous classical actor is troubled. Sir, the last in a dying breed of great English Shakespearean actors, is unwilling to take to the stage to deliver his renowned portrayal of King Lear. It falls to his faithful dresser Norman to rouse another great performance from him, to keep both the show and its star from falling apart.
Gavin Kalin Productions are proud to be part of the producing team bringing this fantastic play back to the UK.