REVIEW: The Dresser, Duke Of York’s Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

Book tickets for Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith in The Dresser

Sean Foley’s production of The Dresser is simply extraordinary. Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith are outstanding as ‘Sir’ and Norman, whilst the supporting cast, and Harriet Thorpe’s ‘Her Ladyship’ in particular, are truly excellent. It is a thought-provoking, funny and poignant piece, which not only does full justice to Sir Ronald Harwood’s wonderful script, but the acclaimed productions that preceded it.

REVIEW: The Rivals, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

The Rivals review Arcola Theatre

Constant eruptions of anger, sexual frustration, discrimination of town against country and English against Irish, and hostilities of son against father, servant against master and mistress run as a guiding set of threads through every scene; and assorted categories of gendered vanity, both misogynist and misanthropic, provide the root of much of the humour, some of it still unsettlingly cruel and mocking

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