‘I live here. I live here. You can’t see that, though. You can’t see it. This is where I live. Here.’

A cottage, 1960s Yorkshire. The York Mystery plays are in rehearsal. Farmhand George strains against his roots as a new
world opens up to him.

Directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Robert Hastie, Peter Gill’s influential play about two young men in love is a touching reflection on the rival forces of family, class and longing.

If you are studying Performing Arts or Drama in Sheffield you can get a free ticket for The York Realist. Find out more here.


Connecting Communities: A Celebration

Thu 29 March, 7.30pm

Every year we reach thousands of people through life-changing experiences. From Dementia Friendly activities to Summer School and Sheffield People’s Theatre, as a registered charity we’re committed to making a difference to the community through the power of live art.

Join us as we celebrate the difference you’ve helped us make so far and look to our future plans.

From £21.00 (includes a complimentary interval drink)

This is a fundraising evening to support our ongoing work Connecting Communities through a range of vital projects taking place across Sheffield.

Running time: TBC

A Sheffield Theatres and Donmar Warehouse Co-Production

  • Ben Batt
  • Jonathan Bailey
  • Lucy Black
  • Brian Fletcher
  • Lesley Nicol
  • Katie West
  • Matthew Wilson
  • Robert Hastie Director
  • Peter McKintosh Designer
  • Paul Pyant Lighting Designer
  • Richard Taylor Composer
  • Emma Laxton Sound Designer

Access performances

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Performances with Extras

Live for 5

  • On sale 2 February at 5.00pm

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Acting Masterclass

Based on The York Realist, look at subtext, the actors’ motivation and how to maintain this in both intimate and group scenes. Participants are adv...

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