The Dresser 2021 tour tickets, dates, venues and cast with Julian Clary and Matthew Kelly

All about the 2021/2022 The Dresser tour in the UK

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The Dresser is hitting the road for a UK tour in 2021 and 2022 here’s all you need to know.

From the 2021 The Dresser tour cast to all the upcoming dates and venues, this is your guide to the show on the road.


Ronald Harwood’s highly acclaimed play The Dresser will star Julian Clary as Norman and Olivier Award winner Matthew Kelly as ‘Sir’.

It is 1942 and in a war-torn provincial theatre an ageing actor manager, known to his loyal acting company as ‘Sir’, is struggling to cling on to his sanity and complete his 227 performance of King Lear.

It is down to Norman, Sir’s devoted dresser, to ensure that in spite of everything, the show goes on. For 16 years Norman has been there to fix Sir’s wig, massage his ego, remind him of his opening lines and provide the sound effects in the storm scene. It is down to Norman to ensure that in spite of everything, the show goes on.

The Dresser 2021 tour dates and venues

The Dresser will run at Theatre Royal Bath from 9 September 2021, before dates at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Theatre Royal Brighton, Norwich Theatre Royal, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Richmond Theatre and Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, with further tour dates to be announced.

Book tickets Bath Theatre Royal Bath
09 September 2021 - 18 September 2021

Book tickets Cheltenham Cheltenham Everyman Theatre
21 September 2021 - 25 September 2021

Book tickets Brighton Theatre Royal Brighton
28 September 2021 - 02 October 2021

Book tickets Norwich Norwich Theatre Royal
05 October 2021 - 09 October 2021

Book tickets Cambridge Cambridge Arts Theatre
12 October 2021 - 16 October 2021

Book tickets Plymouth Theatre Royal Plymouth
19 October 2021 - 23 October 2021

Book tickets Richmond Richmond Theatre
26 October 2021 - 30 October 2021

Book tickets Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
01 February 2022 - 05 February 2022

Further dates are to be announced.

Directed by Olivier Award-winning Terry Johnson and with designs by Tim Shortall, the tour is a co-production between Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Everyman Theatre Cheltenham.

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