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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


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

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 Miss 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, is a story for anyone who has ever been afraid to follow their heart. 

This exquisite new stage adaptation is written by Barney Norris (Echo’s End, Salisbury Playhouse and the Salisbury-based novel Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain). 


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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