Based on the book by Kazuo Ishiguro
Adapted by Barney Norris
Directed by Christopher Haydon
2017 Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s literary masterpiece has entranced generations as a novel and an acclaimed Merchant Ivory film. Now transformed for the first time into an exquisite stage play by one of Britain most exciting young writers, it receives its world premiere at Royal & Derngate before embarking on a major national tour.
A deeply atmospheric drama about time and memory, loneliness and longing, The Remains of the Day depicts the morally-compromised truth behind a world of manicured gardens, formal dinners and grand houses. As the fires rage through England during and after the Second World War, we get an intimate glimpse into one man’s half-lived life, realised too late.
Starring Niamh Cusack and Stephen Boxer in the lead roles, The Remains of the Day is adapted by Barney Norris (Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright), directed by Christopher Haydon (The Caretaker) and designed by Lily Arnold (Rules for Living).
There will be a post show talk back on Monday 11 March.
See what audiences have been saying about The Remains Of The Day:
Production and Rehearsal Photography by Iona Firouzabadi
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- Audio Described
- Pre-show Touch Tour
★★★★ “WELL-ORCHESTRATED, CEREBRAL THEATRE”
★★★★ “IT'S A BRILLIANTLY PACED, IMPECCABLY PERFORMED PIECE OF THEATRE.”
★★★★ “A MOVING AND CLEVER PORTRAIT OF A SEARCH FOR SOME KIND OF REDEMPTION AFTER A LIFE LIVED IN SERVICE TO OTHERS”
“CHRISTOPHER HAYDON’S STAGING HAS AN IMPRESSIVE, FILMIC BEAUTY”
★★★★ “THIS EVOCATIVE PRODUCTION”
★★★★ “THE WHOLE CAST HERE ARE TOP NOTCH”
A SMALL MIND AT THE THEATRE
Morgan/Sir David & ensemble
Stevens Senior, Waiter & ensemble
Reginald & ensemble
Darlington/ Carlisle & ensemble
Mrs Taylor/ Mme Dupont & ensemble
Lewis & ensemble
Gabrielle Dawes CDG