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Images released of the cast rehearsing The York Realist at the Donmar Warehouse

Ben Batt in The York Realist at the Donmar Warehouse. Photographer Craig Fleming.

Casting news

IMAGES have been released of the cast rehearsing The York Realist. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Full casting has been announced for The York Realist. Written by Peter Gill and directed by Robert Hastie, it runs at the Donmar Warehouse from February 13 (previews from February 8) to March 24, 2018.

Jonathan Bailey joins the cast as John, opposite the previously announced Ben Batt as George.

Also joining the cast is Brian Fletcher, who plays Jack alongside previously announced Lucy Black (Barbara), Lesley Nicol (Mother), Katie West (Doreen) and Matthew Wilson (Arthur).

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.

Jonathan Bailey makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in The York Realist. His theatre credits include King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Last Five Years (The Other Palace), American Psycho (Almeida Theatre), Othello (National Theatre), South Downs (Chichester Festival Theatre/West End), The Girl with the Pearl Earring (West End), Beautiful Thing (Sound Theatre), and King John (RSC).

Bailey’s screen credits include Jack Ryan, W1A, Chewing Gum, Hooten and the Lady, Crashing, Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Some Girls, Me & Mrs Jones and Leonardo (TV); The Mercy, Testament of Youth, St. Trinians and Five Children and It (film).

Brian Fletcher makes his Donmar Warehouse and professional theatre debut in The York Realist. For television, his credits include Three Girls, Moving On, In the Dark, National Treasure, Vera, Cradle to Grave, Ordinary Lives, Home Fires, and The Passing Bell.

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