Jonathan Bailey and Ben Batt Will Star in The York Realist at the Donmar

London News   Jonathan Bailey and Ben Batt Will Star in The York Realist at the Donmar
 
The revival of Peter Gill’s drama about the relationship between two men set in a working-class U.K. town in the early 1960s begins performances in 2018.
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Complete casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse-Sheffield Theatres co-production of Peter Gill’s The York Realist, which runs February 8–March 24, 2018, at the Donmar prior to a March 27–April 7 run at Sheffield Theatres.

Robert Hastie directs a cast including Jonathan Bailey, Ben Batt, Lucy Black, Brian Fletcher, Lesley Nicol, Katie West, and Matthew Wilson.

Batt plays George in the revival of Gill’s play about a farmhand who falls in love with a young director (Bailey) in a small U.K. working-class town in the early 1960s. According to the Donmar, “Peter Gill’s influential play about two young men in love is a touching reflection on the rival forces of family, class and longing.”

The York Realist is designed by Peter McKintosh, with lighting design by Paul Pyant, sound design by Emma Laxton, and music by Richard Taylor.

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