The York Realistby Peter Gill, Royal Court Theatre London, 2002

Scope and Content

Folders contain the following:


  • Letter from Stephen Unwin (Artistic Director of the English Touring Theatre) to Peter Gill regarding The York Realist , dated Aug 2001.
  • Letter from Stephen Unwin to Peter Gill discussing the image used to advertise The York Realist , dated Oct 2001.
  • Letter from Tim Highman (Executive Director of the English Touring Theatre) to Rourke discussing the running dates for The York Realist at the Royal Court, dated Dec 2001.


  • Rehearsal notes, dated Oct and Nov 2001.
  • Technical production schedules for The York Realist , dated Nov 2001.
  • Four ticket stubs for The York Realist , dated Jan 2002.
  • Rehearsal notebook; handwritten, labelled 'Pad for Peter!' undated.
  • Photograph of The York Realist cast outside Royal Court, undated.
  • Essay on Peter Gill and The York Realist , written by Stephen Unwin, undated.
  • Research image; annotated, undated.
  • Research; contextual and railway poster images, undated.
  • Flyer, undated.

This production ran from 20-24 Nov 2002.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rourke worked alongside director Peter Gill as his assistant director for this, the premiere of his play The York Realist at the Royal Court Theatre, 2002.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to part of this file is restricted until 01 Jan 2083.

Geographical Names