Ken Stott & Reece Shearsmith star in The Dresser Theatre Breaks are no longer available to book. See what’s on next at the Duke of York’s theatre
Sean Foley, who recently directed Kenneth Branagh & Rob Brydon in The Painkiller, will be at the helm of the revival of the 1980 play The Dresser written by Sir Ronald Harewood based on his own experiences as a dresser for Shakespearian actor Sir Donald Wolfit.
TV audiences will be familiar with Scottish Olivier award winning actor Stott as the face of ITV’s DI John Rebus and also more recently he starred with James Nesbit in the 2014 BBC series The Missing.
And unless you’ve been hiding in a dark cave for the past 10 years, Reece Shearsmith will be instantly recognisable for TV comedy shows such as The League of Gentlemen, Psychoville and Inside No. 9. He’s also cut his teeth on the London stage starring in Betty Blue Eyes, Ghost Stories and The Producers.
In a play both hilarious and poignant, Stott and Shearsmith will play an ageing actor, Sir, and his dresser, Norman, who, with Sir’s confidence at a low rouse another great performance from him.The Dresser explores the relationship between two men who are reluctantly and inevitably co-dependent.
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Theatre : Duke of Yorks, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BG
Nearest tube station : Leicester Square on the Piccadilly & Northern lines
Performance times: Monday to Saturday at 19:30; and Wednesday and Saturday at 14:30
Opens: 12th October 2016
Booking to: No longer booking
When looking for nearby hotels consider the Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square (a five minute walk to the theatre) or the elegant 4 star deluxe Kingsway Hall on the other side of Covent Garden. For a rather swish five star break do check the Waldorf Hilton but if you are watching the pennies then the 3 star St Giles on the north side of Oxford Street or even the centrally located Covent Garden Travelodge may fit the bill. However, do consider the Bedford Hotel in leafy Russell Square too, which has just been done up and looks the bees knees (for a three star) and is a very reasonable price!