Seventies star David Essex returns to the stage

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Seventies pin-up David Essex will be rolling up his sleeves when he returns to the stage this year to play the lead role in a new play, The Dishwashers in Nottingham.

The Dishwashers by Morris Panych, also stars Rik Makarem and Andrew Jarvis.

Directed by Nikolai Foster, it will visit the Theatre Royal from 31st March to 5th April.

When a young city high flyer suffers, a recent reversal in his fortunes, he starts a new career at a restaurant – as a dishwasher.

Alongside his new colleague - dominant self-appointed leader, Dressler, (played by Essex) - the upstart attacks the endless supply of crockery that descends from about.

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

David Essex enjoys a remarkable career that has combined theatre, films, television and music. David returns to the stage in The Dishwashers following his hugely successful portrayal of Eddie Moon in BBC TV’s EastEnders.

Ticket Prices are from £14 up to £31, plus concessions, with performance at 7.30pm, along with a Wednesday and 2pm m matinee 2pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm.

For tickets ring 0115 9895555.