Donmar Warehouse & Sheffield Theatres announce full casting for ‘The York Realist’

The Donmar Warehouse and Sheffield Theatres have today announced full casting for Robert Hastie’s new revival of Peter Gill’s modern masterpiece The York Realist, which runs at the Donmar from 8 February to 24 March 2018.

Jonathan Bailey joins the cast as John, opposite the previously announced Ben Batt who will play George. The cast also includes Lucy Black, Brian Fletcher, Lesley Nicol, Katie West and Matthew Wilson. 



‘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.


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