Return to play list

The Dresser


Ronald Harwood

Directed by: Edna Garner

3rd - 7th April 1984

This poignant backstage drama captures the spirit of the great Shakespearean actors who toured England, even during wartime. Performing in repertory the mythically large, tragic roles of Lear and Othello, "Sir," as he is simply known, is wracked by age and ill health, and yet has quite an indomitable persona. Only Norman, Sir's loyal behind-the-scenes dresser, is capable of handling him.

NormanDerrick Jones
Her LadyshipJudy Parrack
MadgeFreda Hinson
SirPeter Womby
IreneSue Mooney
Geoffrey ThorntonAdam HAre
Mr OxenbyDon WIlliams
GloucesterTom Hind
KentJohn Rowlands
Stage ManagersAdam Hare
Tom Hind
Set ConstructionCyril HInes
Alan Churchhouse
Ron Townley
Chris Eglin
Keith Miller
LightingCyril HInes
SoundChris Eglin
PropertiesMoarjorie Cox
Lucy Butler
WardrobeJoyce Pomfret
Make-UpEdna Garner
Scenic ArtistsPat Hohne
Barbara Haywood
Barbara Broadhurst
ContinuityMavis Thornburn
Programme CoverDerek Frith
Production AssistantDoreen Jones