Director: Peter Yates
Writer: Ronald Harwood, Ronald Harwood
Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Zena Walker, Eileen Atkins
Countries: United Kingdom
In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand, the dresser, Norman (Sir Tom Courtenay), is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support deteriorating star Sir (Albert Finney) as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his backstage efforts rival the pathos in the story of Lear and the Fool that is being presented on-stage, as the situation comes to a crisis.