"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. "
(Macbeth: Act V Scene V)
'The Dresser' by Ronald HarwoodJULY 2008
Directed by: Karen Sahlsberg
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COMMENTS FROM OUR AUDIENCE ON 'THE DRESSER'Excellent stuff again - think 'Norman' could easily hold his own on the London Stage.
The performances of Sir and Norman were superb - so controlled in parts that could easily descend into caricature. Thanks for continuing the good work to bring good am dram to the masses.
Excellent evening. We thoroughly enjoyed 'The Dresser'. Thought all the cast were good but exceptional performances from Norman and Sir. Very well done, we hope the remaining performances go well.
Last night five us from the Players went to see your production of 'The Dresser' - we simply want to thank you, each and every one involved in the production, for a perfect evening's entertainment. From awesome acting, to wonderful props and inventive set design and use of limited space - there wasn't a weak link to be seen and it couldn't have been bettered on a West End stage. Very well done to you all, and we look forward to seeing what comes next!
Just to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed the play last night. Super acting.
Lighted Fools production of 'The Dresser' was superb. We thought the acting and staging were brilliant. Sir, so broken and fractured, with bursts of lucidity and bursts of faded grandeur. Norman, the perfect 'dresser', mannerisms and cajoling all done with just the right tone. Enjoyed every minute.
Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed the play last night. I had only seen a TV version (might have been a film?) but felt yours really worked well in the space..
Just to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed the play last night. Super acting especially from Sir and Norman.
Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed the play last night. I thought all the actors were very good.
Great play – brilliant performances. Well done- congratulations as always. So glad I managed to get there.
Congratulations on an excellent show which I caught this evening. I thought the acting was universally first-rate. The direction was very novel and imaginative. Thanks for an excellent evening's entertainment.
Congratulations on another fine production. Very much enjoyed last night’s performance. Well done to everyone involved. Looking forward to the next.
Thought the play was absolutely terrific. How you all managed four nights on the trot I cant think- it must have been really taxing.
Just a quick note of thanks and congratulations to all the Lighted Fools for a brilliant performance last Friday. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening as, I am sure, did the rest of the audience. Drama, pathos and a few laughs along the way ... great stuff.
I enjoyed the play very much- all the cast were excellent. The set was super, and the use of the space available was brilliant.
This is a tardy response to your wonderful performances last week (went away for a few days) but had to let you know how much we both enjoyed The Dresser. The characters you created were superb – I was totally drawn in by you both and very impressed, again, by your versatility. LOVED the staging and the clever use of the Barn’s unusual shape and the storm scene was very funny – more please ….!
I very much enjoyed 'The Dresser'. I was particularly impressed by the balance between the many tender duologues and the fulminations of Sir. It was such a treat to have such contrasts within one play. I seem to have seen rather a lot lately of 'one constant stream' productions. I was very impressed with the performance of Sir and Norman was just right, with his non over the top performance. Another bonus was the fact that we all 'got a bit' as cleverly, the cast moved subtly each way. The detail in the costumes was spot on.
What a great play and what great actors. I thought you were all magnificent and your performance outstanding. An interesting production too which made excellent use of the space as well as a challenge. I thought it worked well.