Entertainer tour sees new cast members

Published: 19 May 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Sara Crowe
Diana Vickers
Shane Richie as Archie Rice Credit: Helen Maybanks

New casting has been announced for the tour of John Osborne’s The Entertainer, starring Shane Richie as Archie Rice. Sara Crowe joins the cast to play Phoebe Rice and Diana Vickers plays Jean.

Director Sean O’Connor has changed the setting of Osborne’s play from 1957 to 1982.

It will open at Curve in Leicester on August 27 and then tour the UK until November 23, arriving at Manchester Opera House October 28 to November 3

Archie Rice is a washed-up entertainer playing a summer season. As his soldier son sails with the Task Force to liberate the Falklands, his daughter Jean returns from campaigning against the war and Archie’s professional and personal lives collide.