THE YORK REALIST
by Peter Gill
8 February 2018 – 24 March 2018
‘A pitch perfect, impeccably acted production’
‘Every performance is top notch… in this rich, detailed and atmospheric revival’
‘Peter Gill’s tender, heartbreaking play, beautifully revived by Robert Hastie’
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.
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