Opening Night: 10 December 2016
Author: Ronald Harwood
Title: Garderobiany
Original Title: The Dresser
Translator: Michał Ronikier
Director: Adam Sajnuk

Auditorium: Wierzbowa Street Hall
Running time: 1 hour 40 min, no interval

The Dresser

This is a story about elusiveness of the theatre, the power of the actor's transformation, personal and artistic fulfillment, and ultimately about the loneliness and decline of an artist.  

The Shakespeare's King Lear runs in the London playhouse. Sir, aging head of the theatre company and venerable stage actor is to perform the main role for the two hundred twenty seventh time. He is struggling with the routine and his weakening strength. His long-time dresser assists him.


director: Adam Sajnuk
set design: Katarzyna Adamczyk
music: Michał Lamża

Cast:

Norman Janusz Gajos
Sir Jan Englert
Lady Beata Ścibakówna
Madge Edyta Olszówka
Goeffrey Thornton Jacek Mikołajczak
Oxenby Karol Pocheć
Irene Michalina Łabacz

Production team:

  • director's assistantKarolina Matuszewska 
  • lighting technicians: Łukasz Obuch-Woszczatyński, Tomasz Księżak, Kacper Bobylak
    sound technicians: Marcin Kotwa, Maciej Rybicki
  • stage manager: Krzysztof Kuszczyk
  • prompter: [Jolanta Szydłowska]


Gallery:

  • ALICE'S WONDERLAND

    Have you ever quarreled with the Time or visited a forest where things have no names? The musical performance based on the famous novels by Lewis Carroll. Opening night: 4 March 2023. 

  • THE MISANTHROPE

    Jan Englert stages a classic play by Molière. What is Alcest's misanthropy: an uncompromising commitment to the truth or a doomed uprising against social conventions?

  • THE BOOKS OF JACOB

    Staging the most important novel by Polish Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk directed by Michał Zadara. 

  • THE DECALOGUE

    An iconic work of Polish cinema, rethought thirty-five years after its creation. Wojciech Faruga directs The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz. 


  • MARY STUART

    Grzegorz Wiśniewski returns to the classic drama about human passions interwoven in a ruthless machinery of history and intrigue.

  • MÜNCHHAUSEN FOR ADULTS

    Maciej Wojtyszko directs his own play about Baron von Münchhausen, a famous adventurer and swindler.


  • Solidarity with Ukraine | Солідарні з Україною

    The ensemble of the National Theatre stands in solidarity with the Ukrainians who are fighting for the independence of their homeland.

  • TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL

    Complicated love intrigues and music. Piotr Cieplak directs Twelfth Night, or What You Will, one of Shakespeare's most important comedies.


  • THE CASTLE

    A stage adaptation of the unfinished novel by one of the most important writers of the 20th century, Franz Kafka, directed by Paweł Miśkiewicz.


  • PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

    The new theatrical version of the Australian prose classics directed by Lena Frankiewicz. In the role of Mrs Appleyard – Ewa Wiśniewska.


  • SNAKE SKIN

    Artur Urbański directs his own play which main character is Ruth Berlau, one of Bertolt Brecht's closest associates and life companions.


  • SNOW

    Staging of the Young Poland movement modernist drama by Stanisław Przybyszewski – Snow directed by Anna Gryszkówna.


  • THREE SISTERS

    One of the most important play in the world drama canon: Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov directed by Jan Englert.


  • AUTUMN SONATA

    A theatrical version of the famous film by Ingmar Bergman directed by Grzegorz Wiśniewski. Danuta Stenka as Charlotte.


  • MOTHER JOAN OF ANGELS

    How does evil arise that we do not understand?Mother Joan of Angles by Iwaszkiewicz directed by Wojciech Faruga. 


  • The National Theatre at Google Cultural Institute

    Virtual exhibition 250 Years of Teatr Narodowy (National Theatre of Poland) is available online at Google Cultural Institute.


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