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The Remains of the Day

Based on the book by Kazuo Ishiguro, Adapted by Barney Norris An Out of Joint and Royal & Derngate Production in association with Oxford Playhouse
30 April - 11 May 2019 Salisbury Playhouse Main House
The Remains of the Day

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Tuesday 30 April – Saturday 11 May at 7.30pm
Matinees at 2.15pm on Thursday and Saturday


Based on the book by Kazuo Ishiguro
Adapted by Barney Norris
Directed by Christopher Haydon


2017 Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s literary masterpiece has entranced generations as a novel and an acclaimed Merchant Ivory film. Now transformed for the first time into an exquisite stage play by one of Britain most exciting young writers.

A deeply atmospheric drama about time and memory, loneliness and longing, The Remains of the Day depicts the morally-compromised truth behind a world of manicured gardens, formal dinners and grand houses. As the fires rage through England during and after the Second World War, we get an intimate glimpse into one man’s half-lived life, realised too late.

Starring Niamh Cusack and Stephen Boxer in the lead roles, The Remains of the Day is adapted by Barney Norris (Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, Echo’s End, Salisbury Playhouse and the Salisbury-based novel Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain), directed by Christopher Haydon (The Caretaker) and designed by Lily Arnold (Rules for Living).


Running time: 2hrs 15mins approx

Members 10% discount: Tue 30 April & Wed 1 May


Booking Details

Evenings at 7.30pm
Matinees Thu & Sat at 2.15pm
no performances on Monday 6 May

Post-show talk Tuesday 30 April

Backstage Tour Saturday 11 May at 11am

Tickets £27 - £13

Members 10% discount: Tue 30 April & Wed 1 May

Access Performances

Audio Described Audio Description & Touch Tour - Thursday 9 May at 2.15pm & 7.30pm
 (a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)
Touch Tours (accompanying audio described performances, designed for blind or partially sighted audience members) the touch tours will start 90 minutes before the performance time.

Cast & Creatives

Director Christopher Haydon

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