The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day, has been adapted for the stage and will open in Northampton before touring the UK.

The show, which has been adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro’s book by the same name, will open at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate theatre on 23rd February 2019 and will run until 16th March 2019.

Following its run in Northampton, The Remains of the Day will embark on a national tour of which details will be announced in due course.

Synopsis: The Remains of the Day

The fires of World War Two rage through England. Through the memories of a proud butler, audiences discover the shocking, morally compromised truth behind the manicured gardens and grand receptions of an English stately home. Years later, faced with a life half-lived, he sets out on a journey to find the friend from his past who might finally offer him redemption.

Kazuo Ishiguro’s story has captivated many as a novel and its story of memory, regret and undeclared love is now re-imagined by Barney Norris, who is considered to be one of Britain’s most exciting young writers, in collaboration with Ishiguro himself. 

Further information

The Remains of the Day will be directed by Christopher Haydon who last year directed Royal & Derngate’s co-production of The Caretaker. The production will be designed by Lily Arnold.

Barney Norris commented: “The Remains of the Day is one of those stories that appear every now and again which seem, almost as soon as they’re written, to belong to the world. It has entered the bloodstream of our culture. To work with such extraordinary material is a great gift.” 

Group organisers looking to book can call the Royal & Derngate group booking line on 01604 620066.

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