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The Dresser – Chichester Festival Theatre

The Dresser

Writer: Ronald Harwood Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Bill Avenell There is always a slightly guilty pleasure felt in laughing at a play which is based on a harrowing subject, but as well as being a first-rate production of a well-written play, The Dresser at Chichester is extremely amusing, partly because of Ronald Harwood’s tight script and partly because the players, ...

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The Dresser – Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

The Dresser

Writer: Ronald Harwood Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Jon Wainwright It's 1941. Smoke and dust are rising from bomb craters outside the theatre, and another air raid is underway. Civilisation may be "under threat from the forces of darkness" but what matters right now is the absence of Sir. Norman, his dresser, is all aflutter. Under the circumstances (the lead actor ...

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The Dresser – Theatre Royal, Brighton

The Dresser

Writer: Ronald Harwood Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Steve Turner   First performed in 1980 and memorably made into a film in 1983, The Dresser, Ronald Harwood’s study of the relationship between an ageing star and his dresser delivers humour and heartache in equal measure. Set during the German air raids of the Second World War the action takes place in ...

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NEWS: Comedy gets a boost at Latitude Festival

Organisers Festival Republic have today [Friday 17June 2016] announced further names for an already strong comedy line-up for the 11th Latitude Festival at Henham Park in Suffolk. Headlining the Comedy Arena at the festival will be Bill Bailey, one of the UK's most celebrated comedians. Bailey will be taking a break from his Limboland world tour to appear at the ...

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CD REVIEW: Betty Blue Eyes – Original London Cast Recording

Book: Ron Cowen &Daniel Lipman Music: George Stiles Lyrics: Anthony Drewe Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:3] Austerity Britain. The country reeling from war. Nothing like a royal wedding to cheer up the populace. Not 2011 but 1947, and the princess bride none but Elizabeth Windsor, about to marry the dashing Philip Mountbatten. Despite rationing the burghers of Shepardsford have decided to ...

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