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The Dresser

Tue 15 Feb to Sat 19 Feb 2022

Evenings 7.30pm | Matinees Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm

King's Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

From £21.50*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Friends Discount

20% off all performances

The Dresser

by Ronald Harwood

Directed by Terry Johnson

Julian Clary and Matthew Kelly star in this funny and affectionate portrait of backstage life.

Inspired by memories of working as Donald Wolfit’s dresser as a young man, Ronald Harwood’s evocative, affectionate and hilarious portrait of backstage life is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre.

Olivier award-winner, Matthew Kelly stars as an ageing actor manager, known to his loyal acting company as ‘Sir’, who is struggling to cling on to his sanity and complete his two hundred and twenty seventh performance of King Lear.

Julian Clary stars as Norman, Sir’s devoted dresser who ensures that in spite of everything, the show goes on.  For sixteen 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.

Riotously funny

Daily Express

A glorious play

Daily Telegraph

Poignant, funny and utterly authentic

Mail on Sunday

A hugely entertaining evening, rich in comic moments

Sunday Times

Friends 20% off all performances 

Groups (8+) £4 off Stalls and Dress 

Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat eve). Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Student Standby £10*

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student ID, Young Scot ID or Proof of Age is required. Only one ticket per card.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

Audio Description

Sat 19 February 2.30PM

BSL - Sign Language Interpreted

Sat 19 February 2.30PM

Touch Tours

Sat 19 February 1.30PM

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

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