Backstage at a London theatre during a WWII air raid, Sir, the last of the great breed of English actor, is in a bad way tonight and refuses to perform. Sir’s dresser, Norman, tries valiantly to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear. With Herculean effort on the part of Norman, Sir finally makes it on stage for the performance of his lifetime in this classic love letter to the theatre.
“A stirring evening [that]…burns with a love of the theatre that conquers all…Perfectly observed, devilishly entertaining backstage lore.” – The New York Times
“Enthralling, funny and touching. Lovingly delineated dramatic portraits…Almost any actor would jump at them.” – New York Post