'Every performance is top-notch... in this rich, detailed and atmospheric revival'Evening Standard
'A pitch-perfect, impeccably acted production'Independent
'Superbly played by Batt and Bailey... Robert Hastie’s beautifully measured production draws excellent performances from the entire cast'Sunday Express
'One of the most perfectly crafted gay love stories ever put on stage'Gay Times
'Not to be missed'Attitude
'Peter Gill’s slow-burning tale of two men in love is a true heartbreaker'Sunday Times
'Ben Batt and Jonathan Bailey are individually powerful… Together they are extraordinary. I have never seen falling in love so palpably expressed.'Observer
'Peter Gill’s tender, heartbreaking play, beautifully revived here by Robert Hastie'Financial Times
'Batt is extraordinary... Bailey is a delight. A glorious evening'Times
'A beautifully detailed revival of Peter Gill's tender love story'The Stage
'Robert Hastie's excellent revival of Peter Gill's beautiful play'Guardian
'A great tribute to Gill's profound writing'WhatsOnStage
'A contemporary classic... staged with ideally cast restraint'London Theatre
THE YORK REALIST
A Donmar Warehouse and Sheffield Theatres co-production
‘I live here. I live here. You can’t see that, though. You can’t see it. This is where I live. Here.’
A cottage, 1960s Yorkshire. The York Mystery plays are in rehearsal. Farmhand George strains against his roots as a new world opens up to him.
Peter Gill’s influential play about two young men in love is a touching reflection on the rival forces of family, class and longing.
Donmar Associate Robert Hastie returns following his previous productions My Night with Reg and Splendour for this timely revival from one of our greatest living playwrights.
Ben Batt also returns to the Donmar following Making Noise Quietly alongside Lesley Nicol, who returns to the London stage and makes her Donmar debut.
A Donmar Warehouse and Sheffield Theatres co-production.
Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes including an interval
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Mon - Sat: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
in order of speaking
George Ben Batt
John Jonathan Bailey
Mother Lesley Nicol
Barbara Lucy Black
Arthur Matthew Wilson
Doreen Katie West
Jack Brian Fletcher
Director Robert Hastie
Designer Peter McKintosh
Lighting Designer Paul Pyant
Sound Designer Emma Laxton
Composer Richard Taylor
Casting Alastair Coomer CDG and Christopher Worrall
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