The Dresser at Titchfield Festival Theatre

The Dresser comes to Titchfield
The Dresser comes to Titchfield
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A recently-installed biomass boiler isn’t the only thing that’s new about Titchfield Festival Theatre.

The venue is also debuting its latest play – The Dresser by Ronald Harwood – on January 13-23.

It’s 1942 and Sir is taking Shakespeare to the provinces.

He is a great actor, a colossus of the stage, a star – but is that only what he used to be?

Tonight he is performing Lear – or is it Othello? Or is he getting too old and forgetful for any of it?

Only faithful, insignificant Norman, his costume dresser, seems able to hold him together these days. But at what cost to Norman?

The Dresser is a funny and sad portrait of a man’s shabby backstage ego, at odds with his onstage presence, and the man who sacrifices his own life to keep him going.

Tickets: £9-£11, with concessions for seniors and students.

For more details or to book, call the box office on 01329 556156 or visit the website titchfieldfestivaltheatre.org.