The Remains of the Day

An exquisite stage play by one of Britain's most exciting writers, Barney Norris. NST Campus.

02 April, 2019 - 06 April, 2019

  • wheelchair access
  • signed perfomance
  • hearing enhancement
  • audio description
  • assistance dogs

A co-production by Out of Joint and Royal & Derngate, Northampton, in association with Oxford Playhouse

The Remains of the Day

Tuesday 2nd April - Saturday 6th April at NST Campus

By Kazuo Ishiguro

Adaptor Barney Norris

Director Christopher Haydon

Post-show Q&A: 3 April

BSL Interpreted & Audio Described: 6 April 14.30 

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 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.

Now transformed into an exquisite stage play by one of Britain's most exciting writers (Barney Norris), it receives its world premiere at Royal & Derngate before embarking on a major national tour.