This play is about a love story between two young men of very different backgrounds and a meditation on an alternative tradition in English art. John has come to York to work as an assistant director on an amateur staging of the Mystery plays and meets George, one of the actors.
Peter Gill was born in 1939 in Cardiff and started his professional career as an actor. A director as well as a writer, he has directed over eighty productions in the UK, Europe and North America. At the Royal Court Theatre in the 1960s he was responsible for introducing D. H. Lawrence's plays to the theatre. The founding director of Riverside Studios and the Royal National Theatre Studio, Peter Gill lives in London. His plays include The Sleepers Den (Royal Court, London, 1965), Over Gardens Out (Royal Court, London, 1968), Small Change (Royal Court, London, 1976), Kick for Touch (Royal National Theatre, London, 1983), Cardiff East (Royal National Theatre, London, 1997), Certain Young Men (Almeida Theatre, 1999) and The York Realist (English Touring Theatre, 2001).