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The Entertainer

The Entertainer

Co-produced by Anthology Theatre with Simon Friend Entertainment and Leicester Curve Theatre.


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, and his daughter Jean returns from campaigning against the war, Archie’s professional and personal lives to collide with devastating consequences.


Dates: Opened at Curve on 27th August 2019 and tour the UK until 30th November 2019


Creative Team:

Directed by Sean O’Connor

Author: John Osborne


Cast Members:

Shane Richie

Diana Vickers

Sara Crowe



“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


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