The Dresser at The Place Theatre 5 – 9 March

There’s an absolute treat coming up at the Place Theatre in March. The Dresser has been performed all over the world, was adapted into an Oscar-wining film and recently reunited Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen on the small screen. Now it is to make its appearance at The Place Bedford, with Swan Theatre Company in charge.

The Dresser, which tells of an ageing Shakespearian actor and his long-suffering but devoted dresser behind the scenes of a touring theatre, will be revived from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 March.

The play was written by Ronald Harwood and first performed in Manchester in 1980 before transferring to the West End and Broadway.

Harwood said: “I have no idea what its lasting appeal is, I really don’t. It was my first big success…I am still proud of the relationships and feeling within the play, it is a play about emotion; it’s not a play about the brain, it’s about the heart and that’s what I like.”

Director, Julie Shelton, says ‘We have laughter and tears at every rehearsal – the cast are taking great care with this and I’m very grateful’.