Wednesday, October 16

Dates for Tour of The Dishwashers starring David Essex

Updated 24th November:  Tour dates for The Dishwashers:
31 January – 15 February
BIRMINGHAM REP
Monday 17 – Saturday 22 February
NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL
Monday 3 – Saturday 8 March
RICHMOND THEATRE
Monday 10 – Saturday 15 March
BROMLEY CHURCHILL THEATRE
Monday 17 – Saturday 22 March
MALVERN FESTIVAL THEATRE
Monday 24 – Saturday 29 March
BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL
Monday 31 March – Saturday 5 April
NOTTINGHAM THEATRE ROYAL
Monday 7 – Saturday 12 April
CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE

David Essex is returning to the stage next year to play the lead role in the Dishwashers at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

It is a new play by Morris Panych, directed by Nikolai Foster which opens on 31st January and runs until 15th February ahead of a tour and West End run.

The story centres around young Emmett who was a high flyer in the City and a regular customer in an upmarket restaurant, but due to a recent reversal in fortunes he ends up working there as a dishwasher. His new colleagues are Dressler (played by David Essex) who has been quite happy scraping and scrubbing for over 30 years and is a bit of a philosopher, and Moss who is well past his sell by date and heading for the dustbin.

In this world of dirty dishes, soapsuds and despair, playwright Morris Panych brings wit and humour to their quest for existential meaning.

David Essex has recently completed two films: Traveller which is the story of a boy and his search for his identity in the gypsy community and Meet The Guvnors about gangland wars between two generations. He said: “I am delighted to be creating the part of Dressler in the premiere of the remarkable new play The Dishwashers. Birmingham Repertory Theatre has a wonderful reputation and I am looking forward to being part of the new season at the recently re-opened theatre”.

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