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Brideshead Revisited

By Evelyn Waugh adapted by Bryony Lavery

‘Waugh's charming men hit the stage in style.’ The Guardian
‘witty and elegant.’ Daily Mail Online
‘Sara Parks’s suggestive set design cleverly resembles the luscious ebb and flow of Waugh’s prose.’ The Telegraph
‘There really isn’t a bad performance in the whole show.’ York Mix

A sparkling reimagining by acclaimed playwright Bryony Lavery.

It’s 1943 and finding himself in familiar territory within the English countryside, Charles Ryder confronts memories of his first youthful encounter with Brideshead Manor and with its assortment of eccentric inhabitants. In the acclaimed playwright Bryony Lavery’s sparkling new reimagining of the classic novel, the past and the present blur as Charles recalls those heady days at Brideshead and Lord and Lady Marchmain along with their offspring, Julia, Cordelia and Sebastian Flyte re-emerge…

An English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal co-production.


York Theatre Royal

22 - 30 Apr 2016

Theatre Royal Bath

3 - 7 May 2016

Nuffield Theatre Southampton

10 - 14 May 2016

Cambridge Arts Theatre

17 - 21 May 2016

Malvern Theatre

31 May - 4 Jun 2016

Theatre Royal Brighton

7 - 11 Jun 2016

Oxford Playhouse

14 - 18 Jun 2016

York Theatre Royal

21 - 25 Jun 2016

Richmond Theatre

29 Jun - 2 Jul 2016

Rehearsal Gallery


Creative Team

Originally Written by

Evelyn Waugh

Adapted for the Stage by

Bryony Lavery


Damian Cruden


Sara Perks

Lighting Designer

Richard G. Jones

Sound Designer

Yvonne Gilbert


Christopher Madin

Casting Director

Polly Jerrold

Associate Director

Kirsty Patrick Ward

Movement Director

Philippa Vafadari

Dialect Coach

Nick Trumble

Dance Advisor

Rae Piper

Production Photographer

Mark Douet


Anthony Blanche & Father Mackay & Samgrass

Nick Blakeley

Charles Ryder

Brian Ferguson

Lady Marchmain & Nanny

Caroline Harker


Rosie Hilal

Cara & Celia

Samantha Lawson

Lord Marchmain & Ryder’s father

Paul Shelley


Christopher Simpson


Kiran Sonia Sawar

Bridey, Kurt & Rex

Shuna Snow