About A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson
Karl Sydow presents the Out of Joint production
A DISH OF TEA WITH DR JOHNSON
A sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival and a big hit on tour, Max Stafford-Clark directs this acclaimed play celebrating Samuel ‘dictionary' Johnson's unique take on life, featuring a universally-praised, moving central performance from Ian Redford as the man who achieved greatness against the odds.
It’s adapted from the writings of his friend James Boswell, who is among the many other colourful characters to appear, including George III, and Hester Thrale, the society hostess who broke Johnson’s heart, Hester Thrale.
"Every line chimes. Ian Redford conveys all Johnson’s humour, rage, melancholy, sweetness and brilliance"
"A joyous encounter. A delight and an education. A tremendous performance in a show of continuous pleasure"
"Witty, warm-hearted and totally charming”
"You feel you are eavesdropping on one of the great double acts in literary history. A rare treat"
"I did not want the evening to end"
"A delightful evening. Redford is remarkable”
DRAMA at The ARTS Autumn Season
A Dish of Tea With Dr Johnson, 3 Sept - 24 Sept
The Killing of Sister George, 5 - 29 Oct
A British Subject, 2- 26 Nov