Anthony Hopkins & Ian McKellen in BBC2’s trailer for The Dresser

BBC Two has unveiled a new trailer for the adaptation of Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen.

Adapted and directed by Richard Ayre, The Dresser is the revered British play that tells the story of one fateful night in a small regional theatre during World War Two as a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare’s King Lear.

The cast also features: Emily WatsonSarah LancashireVanessa KirbyEdward FoxTom BrookeJohn AshtonIan ConninghamAnnalisa RossiHelen BradburyCarl SandersonMatthew Cottle and Martin Chamberlain.

The Dresser airs on BBC Two, Saturday 31st October at 9pm.

Watch the trailer below…