Ben Batt

The York Realist Tickets

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.

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‘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.

By:
Peter Gill
Director:
Robert Hastie
Songs by:
Richard Taylor
Lighting:
Paul Pyant
Sound:
Emma Laxton
Design:
Peter McKintosh
Cast list:
Jonathan Bailey, Ben Batt, Lucy Black, Brian Fletcher, Lesley Nicol, Katie West and Matthew Wilson

Donmar Warehouse

Address:
Donmar Warehouse, London, WC2h 9LX
Venue Box Office:
0844 871 7624
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

The York Realist Customer reviews

Our The York Realist Review

The York Realist may very well be a contemporary classic, but it doesn't advertise itself as such. It's one of those beautiful, tender, understated plays that works entirely by stealth; there's no great dramatic revelation or pay-off, just a quiet accumulation of detail and suppressed emotions as we follow the budding relationship between a young Yorkshire farmer (still living at home with mum... Read more

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