A Curve, Anthology Theatre and Simon Friend Entertainment co-production of John Osborne's

The Entertainer



Don’t clap too hard. We’re all in a very old building…!

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).


£35 – £10

Under 16s
£20 16 – 26yrs (with a FREE 16-26 Membership)
£20 Under 18s school groups (Tue 27 7:30pm & Thu 29 Aug 2:15pm)
15% off for Members
£4 off for Groups 10+
£5 off for Groups 20+

Signed performance Sat 31 Aug, 2.15pm

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Credits & Acknowledgments

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

A Curve, Anthology Theatre and Simon Friend Entertainment co-production.

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Cast & Creative

Shane Richie

Archie Rice

Sara Crowe

Phoebe Rice

Diana Vickers

Jean Rice