York Theatre Royal has revealed that it will stage a new adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh classic Brideshead Revisited when the theatre re-opens this spring after its £4.1 million redevelopment.
York Theatre Royal is working with English Touring Theatre and writer Bryony Lavery (Frozen) to co-produce the first large scale stage adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, which will open in York next spring before embarking on a seven week national tour. The production will be directed by Damian Cruden: "To have Brideshead in our opening season is a perfect fit. It’s a story with enduring appeal and has such strong associations with Yorkshire after both the TV series and the later film used Castle Howard as the location for the Marchmain’s home."
"The facilities in the new theatre space will provide us with creative opportunities to stage Brideshead in a way we wouldn’t have been able to in our old auditorium."
"Audiences will feel closer to the action with the new seating configuration and this will be the first opportunity we have to really show off the space with one of our own productions."
Rachel Tackley, Director of English Touring Theatre says: "I am delighted to be collaborating with York Theatre Royal on this new and exciting stage version of Brideshead, especially as we will be opening the production in their newly restored theatre. It is also wonderful to be working with the glorious Bryony Lavery and Damian Cruden."
Brideshead will be on from 22-30 April, followed by a national tour, 21-25 June.York Theatre Royal