Dandy production for Manchester
A brand-new production of a 19th century "rarely-seen treasure"—Dandy Dick—starring Patricia Hodge and Nicholas Le Provost comes to the Opera House Manchester from August 27 to 31.
It's directed by Christopher Luscombe and is the first of many planned classic plays to tour the country's playhouses nationwide before the West End.
The second production, Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange starring Robert Bathurst, is at the Opera House from November 20-24.
Written in Brighton in 1887, Dandy Dick tells the story of the Very Reverend Augustin Jedd, a pillar of Victorian respectability, who preaches regularly against the evils of horseracing and gambling.
However, a visit from his tearaway sister, Georgiana, leads him to risk all at the races, much against his better judgement.