Shane Richie is to play Archie Rice in a new touring production of ‘The Entertainer’
19 February 2019The show will be directed by Sean O'Connor, opening at Curve in Leicester 27 August, and will tour until November.
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 he was born to play, memorably created on stage and screen by Laurence Olivier.
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 startling production.