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The Entertainer

John Osborne's

The Entertainer

Starring Shane Richie, Diana Vickers and Sara Crowe Directed by Sean O'Connor

Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 October 2019

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: From £16 to £28.50 Concessions: From £11 to £26.50

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1982: Archie Rice is a washed-up entertainer playing a summer season. As his soldier son sails with the Task Force to liberate the Falklands, his daughter Jean returns from campaigning against the war, and Archie’s professional and personal lives collide with devastating consequences.

Shane Richie takes on the role memorably created on stage and screen by Laurence Olivier, alongside Diana Vickers and the Olivier award-winning Sara Crowe.

For the first time since its premiere in 1957, John Osborne’s classic is given a vibrant new setting and an electric new vision in Sean O’Connor’s exciting production.

From the writer of Look Back in Anger, The Entertainer was chosen as one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century by Michael Billington (chief theatre critic of The Guardian).

Age recommendation: 12+

“One of the most iconic roles in theatre”
Daily Telegraph

“If there was ever a state-of- the-nation play, this is it.”
The Guardian

“The Entertainer is as British as a seaside postcard with as much to say today as it did then.” Evening Standard

“A landmark state-of-the-nation play.” The Observer

Running time: Approx. 2hrs 30mins including interval

Tue 15 Oct 7:30pm
Wed 16 Oct 7:30pm
Thu 17 Oct 2:00pm
Thu 17 Oct 7:30pm
Fri 18 Oct 7:30pm
Sat 19 Oct 2:00pm Audio Described
Sat 19 Oct 7:30pm

Richie excels at all levels and moods of the character and truly deserves the standing ovation

Dress Circle Antics

Shane Richie is a brilliant casting choice.

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One of the most iconic roles in theatre

Daily Telegraph

The Entertainer is as British as a seaside postcard with as much to say today as it did then

Evening Standard

Shane Richie and Sean O'Connor on staging The Entertainer

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 2nd October 2019

Interview by Matt Trueman It’s the part that restarted Laurence Olivier’s career. Corin Redgrave performed it late on in life. Michael Gambon did so on scree... Read more

Shane Richie stars as Archie Rice in The Entertainer

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 28th February 2019

Stage and screen star Shane Richie is set to take the leading role of comic Archie Rice in a brand new production of John Osborne’s The Entertainer, coming to ... Read more

Shane Richie stars as Archie Rice in The Entertainer

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 28th February 2019

Stage and screen star Shane Richie is set to take the leading role of comic Archie Rice in a brand new production of John Osborne’s The Entertainer, coming to ... Read more

Full cast announced for The Entertainer

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 30th August 2019

Following the announcement that Shane Richie will star in the forthcoming UK tour of John Osborne’s The Entertainer, full casting has now been revealed for Sea... Read more

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