The Dresser

by Ronald Harwood
Wed 20 Mar to Sat 23 Mar
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The Dresser

Colwyn Bay & Crewe

in partnership with Blue Fire, Strut & Fret and FTS present

A sparkling new company, of hand-picked, award-winning talent, breathes fresh life into this iconic classic, promising an unmissable production of Oscar-winner Ronald Harwood’s witty, bittersweet love letter to the theatre.

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’s 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?

This amateur production of 'The Dresser' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.