Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day to be adapted for the stage
Barney Norris will adapt Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day for a new stage production premiering at the Royal and Derngate in Northampton, it has been announced.
The novel will be brought to the stage in collaboration with Ishiguro himself, in a production directed by Christopher Haydon and designed by Lily Arnold.
Norris said: “The Remains of the Day is one of those stories that appear every now and again which seem, almost as soon as they’re written, to belong to the world. It has entered the bloodstream of our culture. To work with such extraordinary material is a great gift.”
The production is one of the Royal and Derngate’s Made in Northampton commissions, and will premiere there in February 2019 in a co-production with Out of Joint and Oxford Playhouse.
The show runs in Northampton from February 23 to March 16, before setting out on a nationwide tour.
It is not the first time The Remains of the Day has been adapted for the theatre – a musical version of the novel was produced in 2010 at the Union Theatre in London.
We need your help…
When you subscribe to The Stage, you’re investing in our journalism. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts.
The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in 1880. We do not receive government funding. We are not owned by a large corporation. Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales.
We are fully independent, but this means we rely on revenue from readers to survive.
Help us continue to report on great work across the UK, champion new talent and keep up our investigative journalism that holds the powerful to account. Your subscription helps ensure our journalism can continue.