Tue 19 Mar - Sat 23 Mar
Time: 7.30pm | Thursday matinee 2pm | Saturday matinee 2.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 10 mins (including interval)
Venue: Main House
Ticket Information: From £15
Producer: Out of Joint and Royal & Derngate, Northampton in association with Oxford Playhouse
Based on the novel by: Kazuo Ishiguro
Adapted by: Barney Norris
Directed by: Christopher Haydon
Assistant Director: Matilda Reith
Designed by: Lily Arnold
Lighting Designed by: Mark Howland
Composer: Sophie Cotton
Sound Designed by: Elena Peña
Movement Director: Lucy Cullingford
Cast: Stephen Boxer, Niamh Cusack, Stephen Critchlow, Pip Donaghy, Edward Franklin, Miles Richardson, Sadie Shimmin, Patrick Toomey
1930s England. Darlington Hall runs like clockwork under one of the last truly great butlers. Reserved and dutiful like his father before him and with the funny and forthright housekeeper Kenton by his side, Stevens faithfully serves his employer. Meanwhile, England stands on a precipice, as fascism builds and boils in Europe.
20 years later, Stevens travels to find an old friend, remembering choices made and not made, journeying to one last chance at happiness.
2017 Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, which became a beloved Merchant Ivory film, and now transformed into an exquisite stage play by one of Britain’s most exciting writers, Barney Norris, is a story for anyone who has ever been afraid to follow their heart.
"Unmissable" ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub
"Evocative production" ★★★★ The Times
"Brilliantly paced, impeccably performed" ★★★★ Whats On Stage
Starring Stephen Boxer and Niamh Cusack.
DON’T MISS the Pre-show Talk with adaptor Barney Norris on adapting the novel and working with Kazuo Ishiguro.
WED 20 MAR | 6.30pm | Keregan Room | Free but please book your place via Box Office.
Audio Described: Saturday 23 March, 2.30pm