'Every performance is top-notch... in this rich, detailed and atmospheric revival'Evening Standard
'A pitch-perfect, impeccably acted production'Independent
'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
‘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. The York Realist will also be performed at Sheffield Crucible from 27 March - 7 April 2018.
Tickets for The York Realist are limited but here are a few ways to book:
- We release additional tickets every Monday at 12pm. Sign up to our KLAXON mailing list to be the first to know when more tickets are released
- 10 additional standing tickets are also released every day for that day's performances (except 21 March)
- YOUNG+FREE tickets for under 26s will be released by ballot on 23 February for March performances. Sign up to the YOUNG+FREE mailing list to be entered into the ballot
Find out more about The York Realist from Ben Batt and Robert Hastie. Listen to the podcast:
Evenings Mon-Sat: 7.30pm
Matinees Thu and Sat: 2.30pm
Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes including an interval
Latecomers will not be admitted.
Stalls: £40, £30
Circle: £30, £20, £10
Stalls: £37.50, £27.50
Circle: £27.50, £17.50
For over 60s: £40 reduced to £32.50 and £30 reduced to £25 (matinees only)
Disabled customers: £20
A booking fee of £1 will be applied for delivery by post
41 Earlham Street
London WC2H 9LX
020 3282 3808
Mon - Sat: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Alongside every Donmar production, we run Open Workshops designed to give members of the public of all ages a unique insight into the process of theatre-making. These Open Workshops are not targeted at professional actors or theatre-makers, but at members of our audience interested in learning more about the Donmar’s rehearsal process.
Join us for a The York Realist Open Workshop on:
Wednesday 7 March 2018, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Saturday 17 March 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm