The York Realist Tickets

Donmar Warehouse, London
The York Realist
Donmar Warehouse, London
Our Review 4 / 5

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.

‘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.

Previews from |
8th February 2018
Opening date |
13th February 2018
Booking from |
16th October 2021
Available until |
4th March 2018
Closes |
4th March 2018
Categories |
Peter Gill
Robert Hastie
Songs by:
Richard Taylor
Paul Pyant
Emma Laxton
Peter McKintosh
Cast list:
Jonathan Bailey, Ben Batt, Lucy Black, Brian Fletcher, Lesley Nicol, Katie West and Matthew Wilson

Donmar Warehouse Venue Information

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

Customer reviews

Our Review of The York Realist


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) and the assistant director of the York Mystery Plays that he's signed up to appear... Read more

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