• The Remains Of The Day

Event Details

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

Book Tickets


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

The Remains Of The Day

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