2017 Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s masterpiece of undeclared love has entranced generations as a novel and a BAFTA-winning Merchant Ivory film. Now breathtakingly re-imagined for the stage, this story of memory and regret receives its world premiere at Royal & Derngate before embarking on an Out of Joint tour.

The fires of the Second World War rage through England. Through the memories of a proud butler, we 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 and love.

The Remains of the Day is adapted by one of Britain’s most exciting young writers, Barney Norris (Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright; Times best-selling novelist), directed by Christopher Haydon (The Caretaker) and designed by Lily Arnold (Rules for Living).

Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Saturday 23 February to Saturday 16 March

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