Jonathan Bailey will make his Donmar Warehouse debut in Robert Hastie’s revival of The York Realist.
Best known for television roles including Broadchurch, Jack Ryan and Crashing, the rising star is currently wowing audiences as Edgar in Chichester Festival Theatre’s Ian McKellen led production of King Lear.
Bailey’s other notable performances include The Last Five Years opposite Samantha Barks at The Other Palce, American Psycho (Almeida), Othello (National), The Girl with the Pearl Earing (West End) and King John (RSC).
Bailey joins previously announced Ben Batt (Woyzeck, Old Vic) and Lesley Nicol, better known as Mrs Patmore in ITV series Downton Abbey.
Set in 1960s Yorkshire, Peter Gil’s influential play about two young men in love is a touching reflection on the rival forces of family, class and longing.
Also joining the cast are Lucy Black, Brian Fletcher, Katie West and Matthew Wilson.
The York Realist will run from 8 February 2018 until 24 March 2018 at Donmar Warehouse.