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Ben Batt and Lesley Nicol switch from TV to stage drama

THE YORK REALIST '   , Writer - Peter Gill, Director - Robert Hastie, Designer - Peter McKintosh, The Donmar Warehouse, Sheffield Crucible,2018, Credit: Johan Persson/''Lesley Nicol and Ben Batt'
THE YORK REALIST ' , Writer - Peter Gill, Director - Robert Hastie, Designer - Peter McKintosh, The Donmar Warehouse, Sheffield Crucible,2018, Credit: Johan Persson/''Lesley Nicol and Ben Batt'

Ben Batt from TV’s Shameless and Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey) team up in modern classic The York Realist.

Currently running at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, it is a co-production between Sheffield Theatres and the Donmar Warehouse.

It is set in a cottage in 1960s Yorkshire where The York Mystery Plays are in rehearsal and farmhand George strains against his roots as a new world opens up to him.

The York Realist, directed by Robert Hastie, is at the Crucible until April 7.