The Dresser

The Dresser Trailers

Original title The Dresser
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2015
Production Country
Directors Richard Eyre
Cast Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Watson, Vanessa Kirby, Sarah Lancashire, Edward Fox, Tom Brooke, Ian Conningham, Helen Bradbury, Matthew Cottle
Distributor

Synopsis

One fateful night in a small English regional theatre during World War II a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeares King Lear. Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager Sir who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen. His dresser Norman must scramble to keep the production alive but will Sir turn up in time and if he does will he be able to perform that night? The Dresser is a wickedly funny and deeply moving story of friendship and loyalty as Sir reflects on his lifelong accomplishments and seeks to reconcile his turbulent friendships with those in his employ before the final curtain.