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Play:The Dresser at Norwich Theatre Royal

  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

Play, Tue 6 - Sat 10 Oct 2020, £10-£39.50

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The Dresser

The Dresser

Details

Inspired by memories of working as Donald Wolfit’s dresser as a young man, Ronald Harwood’s evocative, affectionate and hilarious portrait of backstage life is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre.

It is 1942 and in a war-torn provincial theatre an ageing actor manager, known to his loyal acting company as ‘Sir’, is struggling to cling on to his sanity and complete his two hundred and twenty seventh performance of King Lear.

It is down to Norman, Sir’s devoted dresser, to ensure that in spite of everything, the show goes on. For sixteen years Norman has been there to fix Sir’s wig, massage his ego, remind him of his opening lines and provide the sound effects in the storm scene.

Norman will be played by one of the UK’s most unique and best loved entertainers. Julian Clary’s successes include television, radio, films, writing and stand up comedy, which he has performed all over the world. His West End starring roles range from London Palladium pantomimes to Taboo.

Playing ‘Sir’ will be Matthew Kelly, winner of an Olivier Award for Of Mice and Men. His other West End credits include Waiting For Godot with Ian McKellen, Comedians and Troilus and Cressida. His many television credits include the award-winning thriller Cold Blood, Benidorm, Bleak House and Moving On.

Ronald Harwood’s plays include Taking Sides, Equally Divided and Quartet. His screenplay for the film of The Dresser, received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Screenplay. He won an Academy Award for The Pianist.

Terry Johnson is the recipient of a dozen major theatre awards. His directing credits include Mrs. Henderson Presents, Hysteria and The Libertine.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

- Prelude restaurant open daily from 9.30am - Bars open pre and post show

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 6 - Sat 10 Oct 2020
2.30 pm Wed, Thu & Sat
7.30 pm Evenings

Prices

£10.00 - £39.50

Concessions available for Over 60s, Under 18s and Groups

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Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 27 Jan - Mon 27 Jul Limelighter Performance Skills
Mon 27 Jan - Mon 27 Jul Performance Skills Taster Classes
Fri 3 - Sat 4 Jul Birmingham Royal Ballet
Sun 5 Jul Good Vibrations
Tue 7 Jul Fortunately... with Fi and Jane: LIVE
Wed 8 Jul Rhythm of The Dance

Address

Theatre Street,
Norwich,
NR2 1RL

Directions

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Map reference: TG 227083  Lat: 52.62673 Long: 1.28907

Please make sure you leave plenty of time to park before a performance. There is no parking at the theatre.

The nearest car parks include:
- The Forum NR2 1TF (opposite the Theatre Royal).
- intu Chapelfield shopping centre NR1 3SH (behind the Theatre Royal).
- Chantry surface car park NR2 1RG (off Theatre Street, next to the Assembly House).
- St Giles NR2 1NH multi-storey car park
- St Andrews NR3 3AT on Duke Street (10 mins from the Theatre Royal).
- Rose Lane NR1 1PY (20 mins from the Theatre Royal).

Train:
- It is a 20-minute walk, mostly uphill, from Norwich railway station to the theatre.

Bus:
- It is a 10-minute walk from the bus station to the Theatre Royal, with a gentle uphill slope towards the end of the journey.

Bike:
- Cycle racks are available outside and opposite the theatre.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Norwich station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

- Prelude restaurant open daily from 9.30am - Bars open pre and post show