Project Description


‘New production of Brideshead Revisited is serious, witty and elegant’

Daily Mail


‘Bryony Lavery’s script is slick and sleek and as faithful to the original inasmuch as a stage adaptation of a novel can be’

London Theatre1

‘Beautifully conveyed’

The Telegraph

‘Waugh’s charming men hit the stage in style’

The Guardian

‘Bryony Lavery delivers the spirit and essence of Waugh’s bittersweet story’

The Sunday Times

It’s 1943 and, finding himself in familiar territory within the English countryside, Charles Ryder confronts memories of his first youthful encounter with Brideshead Castle and its assortment of eccentric inhabitants.

In acclaimed playwright Bryony Lavery’s sparking 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, Julie, Cordelia, Bridey and Sebastian Flyte re-emerge…


Writer – Bryony Lavery
Director – Damian Cruden
Designer – Sara Perks
Lighting Designer – Richard G. Jones
Sound Designer – Yvonne Gilbert
Composer – Christopher Madin
Movement Director – Philippa Vafadari
Dialect – Nick Trumble
Dance Advisor – Rae Piper
Casting Director – Polly Jerrold
Associate Director – Kirsty Patrick Ward
Advertising & Marketing – Joe Public Ltd
Press & Publicity – Kate Morley PR


Nick Blakeley
Brian Ferguson
Caroline Harker
Rosie Hilal
Samantha Lawson
Kiran Sonia Sawar
Paul Shelley
Christopher Simpson
Shuna Snow

Produced for and on behalf of English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal