"Witty and elegant" ★★★★ The Daily Mail

English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal bring their elegant, evocative and vivid adaptation of the much loved Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh to Nuffield.

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.

This world premiere, by the acclaimed playwright Bryony Lavery, is a sparkling reimagining of this 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, begin to re-emerge…

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Video : Brideshead Revisited Trailer 2016

English Touring Theatre and York Theatre Royal present the world premiere of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, reimagined for the stage by Tony Award® nominee Bryony Lavery (Frozen) and Olivier Award® winning director Damian Cruden (

  • Christopher Simpson - Cast

    Christopher Simpson

    Christopher Simpson plays Sebastian. His theatre credits include Forests (international tour), The Ramayana (National Theatre), Leaner Faster Stronger (Cultural Olympiad at Sheffield Theatres), The Knowledge and Little Platoons (Bush Theatre), Pericles (RSC/Cardboard Citizens), Fragile Land (Hampstead Theatre).His television credits include Shameless, All about George, State of Play, Second Generation and White Teeth. His film credits include Sixteen, The Day Of The Flowers, It’s A Wonderful Afterlife, Brick Lane, Mischief Night, Chromophobia and Code 46.

  • Brian Ferguson - Cast

    Brian Ferguson

    Brian Ferguson plays Charles Ryder. His theatre credits include The Broken HeartThe Changeling (The Globe), Hamlet (Citizens Theatre), Adler & Gibb (Royal Court). Threeway (The Invisible Dot at Edinburgh Festival Fringe), The Game Show, (Bush Theatre). The Aztec Trilogy, Richard III, Dunsinane, Shakespeare In A Suitcase (RSC), Money (The Arches), Earthquakes In London (National Theatre), The Dark Things, The Guard (Edinburgh Traverse), Fall (Edinburgh Traverse), Black Watch and Rupture (National Theatre Of Scotland) and Snuff (Glasgow Arches/National Theatre Of Scotland). His television credits include Our World War and River City, Taggart: Island. His film credits includeVoices, The Woods and Residue.

  • Rosie Hilal - Cast

    Rosie Hilal

    Rosie Hilal plays Julia. Her theatre credits include The Oresteia, Measure For Measure, Anthony and Cleopatra, Holy Warriors (Shakespeare's Globe), The Hypochondriac (Shakespeare's Globe, The Wannamaker Theatre), The Hard Problem (National Theatre), , All's Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, Hamlet (RSC) and Occupied (Theatre 503). Her film credits include London Road.

  • Nick Blakeley - Cast

    Nick Blakeley

    Nick Blakeley plays Anthony Blanche, Father Mackay and Samgrass. His theatre credits include A Woman Killed with Kindness, 13 and Damned By Despair (National Theatre), The Sunshine Boys (Savoy Theatre), Hapgood (Hampstead Theatre), I Heart Catherine Pistachio (Soho Theatre), The Last of the De Mullins (Jermyn St Theatre), Happy Never After (Pleasance), Hard Feelings (Finborough Theatre), 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic)and Millennium (Vineyard Theatre, New York, Old Vic New Voices). His television credits includes The Old Bailey.

  • Caroline Harker - Cast

    Caroline Harker

    Caroline Harker plays Lady Marchmain & Nanny.Her theatre credits include The Railway Children (York Theatre Royal at The Kings Cross Theatre), Pride And Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), The Village Bike (Sheffield Crucible), Tusk Tusk, The Strip, The Editing Process (Royal Court), All Mouth (Menier Chocolate Factory), Entertaining Angels (Chichester Festival Theatre and National Tour), Present Laughter (National Tour), Battle Royal (National Theatre), Falling (Hampstead Theatre), Things We Do For Love (Duchess Theatre).Her television credits includeNew Tricks, The Commander, Head Cases, Margaret, Murder In Suburbia, Foyle’s War, Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Hans Christian Andersen, I Saw You, Armadillo, Keeping Mum, 6 series of A Touch of Frost, Kavanagh QC, , A Dance To The Music Of Time, Holding On, Moll Flanders, Harry Enfield and Chums, Honey For Tea, Middlemarch, Covington Cross, Riders, Growing Rich, and Chancer. Her film credits include Lady Godiva: Back In The Saddle, A Woman Of The North and The Madness Of King George.

  • Samantha Lawson - Cast

    Samantha Lawson

    Samantha Lawson plays Cara & Celia. Her theatre credits include Julius Caesar (RSC / BAM / Moscow Arts Theatre), Peer Gynt (Nationalteatret, Norway), The Changeling (ETT & Nottingham Playhouse), His Dark Materials (National Theatre), Red Noses (Bristol Old Vic Theatre), Asylum Dialogues (Tricycle Theatre). Her television credits include Occupied and for film, credits includeGeneration Mars, Julius Caesar, Poverty, The Dark Is Rising, Random Acts, Understanding Slavery, Hong Kong, Ladies Cross Knowledge, Abolition Of Slavery.

  • Kiran Sonia Sawar - Cast

    Kiran Sonia Sawar

    Kiran Sonia Sawar plays Cordelia. Her theatre credits include Cyrano De Bergerac (Southwark Playhouse), Aladdin (Oxford Playhouse), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Unicorn Theatre), My Name Is... (Arcola Theatre & UK tour), Unspeakable Crimes (Ice&Fire/Actors For Human Rights), 2050: The Future We Want (United Nations, Geneva) and Defining Moments Of Truth & Deception (Soho Theatre). Her television credits include Legends and Murdered By My Father and for film credits include Forced Marriages.

  • Paul Shelley - Cast

    Paul Shelley

    Paul Shelley plays Lord Marchmain & Mr Ryder. His theatre credits includeAll My Sons (National Tour), The Secret Rapture, The Crucible, Hedda Gabler, Lady in The Dark (National Theatre), Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Winter’s Tale, The Twin Rivals, Dingo, Bingo (RSC), Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe), The House That Will Not Stand (Tricycle), King Lear (Royal Theatre, Bath), Medea (National Tour), The School for Scheming and The Conquering Hero (Orange Tree Theatre), Earthquakes in London (National Tour), Moonlight (Donmar Warehouse), Macbeth (Chichester, West End, New York), The Merchant of Venice, Absurd Person Singular, The Invention of Love, A Man For All Seasons (West End). His television credits include Paradise Postponed, Titmus Regained, A Tale of Two Cities, Morse, Secret Army, Revelations, Dr Who, Blake’s 7. His film includes Oh! What a Lovely War, Polanski’s Macbeth, Macbeth, Caught in the Act, It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet.

  • Shuna Snow - Cast

    Shuna Snow

    Shuna Snow plays Bridey, Kurt & Rex. Her theatre credits includeTwelfth Night (The Rose, Bankside), Aftershakes (Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Oxford Playhouse), Palindrome (Arcola), Separate Tables (Royal Exchange Theatre), A Shoemaker, A Gentleman (Shakespeare's Globe), Cymbeline, Kenneth's First Play, Little Eyolf and Much Ado About Nothing (RSC).

  • Bryony Lavery - Writer

    Bryony Lavery

    Bryony Lavery previously collaborated with English Touring Theatre on her play Thursday in 2013. Her recent work includes an adaptation of Treasure Island for the National Theatre and a new play Queen Coal which ran at the Sheffield Crucible Studio in 2014. Her other plays include Frozen, The Believers, Beautiful Burnout, Last Easter, Stockholm, Yikes, A Wedding Story, Ophelia, Nothing Compares To You and Flight.

  • Damian Cruden - Director

    Damian Cruden

    Damian Cruden has been Artistic Director of York Theatre Royal for the past 18 years. He has directed many productions including: The Railway Children, In Fog and Falling Snow, The Restoration of Nell Gwyn, Blithe Spirit, The Legend of King Arthur, The Guinea Pig Club, The York Mystery Plays 2012, Laurel and Hardy, 40 Years On, Peter Pan, My Family and Other Animals, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Wind in the Willows, Up the Duff, The Homecoming, The White Crow (Eichmann in Jerusalem), Death of a Salesman, Patient No. 1, Enjoy, Bouncers 2007 Remix, The Dumb Waiter, The Hare and the Tortoise (in York and Japan), Pygmalion, Broken Glass, East Is East, Hay Fever, Macbeth, A Cloud in Trousers, Brassed Off, Caitlin, A Taste of Honey, Habeas Corpus, Up‘n’Under, Frankenstein, Noises Off, Little Shop of Horrors, Othello, Closer, The Turn of the Screw, Bedevilled, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Kafka’s Dick, Man of the Moment, Having a Ball, Romeo and Juliet, Getting On, The Three Musketeers, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, All My Sons, Piaf, Dead Funny, Educating Rita, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Neville’s Island, Multiplex, Abandonment and Private Lives. He has co-directed the last 17 York Theatre Royal pantomimes with Berwick Kaler.

  • Sara Perks - Designer

    Sara Perks

  • Richard G. Jones - Lighting Designer

    Richard G. Jones

  • Christopher Madin - Composer

    Christopher Madin

  • Yvonne Gilbert - Sound Designer

    Yvonne Gilbert