Casting for the Arcola Theatre’s upcoming production of D.H. Lawrence’s play has been confirmed. 

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Staged in London for the first time in fifteen years, this new production of The Daughter-in-Law is set to star Harry Hepple, Ellie Nunn, Veronica Roberts, Matthew Biddulph and Tess Bell Briggs.

A marriage on the rocks. A community under pressure.

The Daughter-in-Law is D H Lawrence’s groundbreaking play about sex and inequality in the shadow of the Nottinghamshire mines.

Radical for its sensitive and honest portrayal of working-class life, it was never published or performed in Lawrence’s lifetime.

D.H. Lawrence wrote The Daughter-in-Law in 1913 and its depiction of working-class life preceded the ‘kitchen sink’ dramas of the late-50s /early-60s by almost half a century,  falling foul of contemporary theatre producers.

This new production is directed by Jack Gamble, who co-directed Richard II at the House of Commons and Arcola Theatre in 2015 and was dramaturg on Richard III at Arcola Theatre in 2016. He has  also previously directed shows at Jermyn Street Theatre, Theatre503 and Theatre Utopia.

The production will feature designs by Louise Whitemore, lighting by Geoff Hense and sound by Dinah Mullen. It is a co-production between the Arcola Theatre and Dippermouth.

The Daughter-in-Law will play at the Arcola Theatre from the 23rd May until the 23rd June. For more information visit: https://www.arcolatheatre.com/event/the-daughter-in-law/

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