The York Realist
SYNOPSIS: A 1960s love story between two young men of very different backgrounds, and a meditation on an alternative tradition in English art.
The middle class Londoner John has come to York to work as Assistant Director on an amateur staging of the Mystery plays and meets the working class George, who is acting in it. John wants George to leave York and move down to London with him, where he is working in the theatre. In George’s decision, Peter Gill makes us think more deeply about the depth of English class allegiances, the meaning of family, the complex relationship between London and the ‘regions’, and the origins and ownership of art itself.
A Donmar Warehouse and Sheffield Theatres co-production
Directed by Robert Hastie
Starring: Ben Batt, Lucy Black, Lesley Nicol, Katie West, Matthew Wilson
Show Times: Monday-Saturday @7:30pm, Thursday and Saturday @2:30pm
Tickets from £10
- Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one interval
- Playwright: Peter Gill