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Niamh Cusack and Stephen Boxer to star in The Remains of the Day stage adaptation

Barney Norris is adapting Kazuo Ishiguro's novel

Niamh Cusack and Stephen Boxer
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Casting and the creative team have been announced for the upcoming world premiere of The Remains of the Day, based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Leading the cast will be Stephen Boxer (Regeneration) as the butler Stevens and Niamh Cusack (Macbeth) as Kenton. They are joined by Stephen Critchlow, Pip Donaghy, Edward Franklin, Miles Richardson, Sadie Shimmin and Patrick Toomey.

The novel details the memories of a butler at an English stately home with truths that hide behind its manicured gardens and grand reception rooms. Christopher Haydon will direct the piece, which is adapted for the stage for the first time by Barney Norris. The production will be designed by Lily Arnold, with lighting by Mark Howland and sound design by Elena Peña.

Following its premiere at Royal and Derngate in February, the piece will run on a 10-week tour to visit Oxford Playhouse, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre Royal York, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Nuffield Southampton, Derby Theatre and Bristol Old Vic. It is a co production between Royal and Derngate, Out of Joint and Oxford Playhouse.