Library Theatre Company presents
The Daughter in Law
23rd February - 10th March 2012
- By D.H. Lawrence
- Presented at The Lowry, Quays Theatre
- £12 - £19.50
Miner Luther Gascoigne and socially ambitious Minnie are newly wed. Luther’s mother disapproves; in her view Minnie’s pretensions make her an unsuitable match. A shocking revelation from Luther’s past provokes a rich drama of sexual tension and class conflict all set during the bitter 1912 miners’ strike.
With its wonderfully authentic dialogue and deep understanding of relationships, The Daughter-in-Law affirms DH Lawrence, famous for his novels and poetry, as a playwright of the front rank.
Take a look at how we designed the staging and costumes here
The Daughter in Law Performances
|Thu 23 Feb||7:15pm||Preview||Preview - All tickets £12|
|Fri 24 Feb||7:15pm||£19.50 & £17.50|
|Sat 25 Feb||2:30pm||£15 & £13 (£13,£11)|
|Sat 25 Feb||7:15pm||£19.50 & £17.50|
|Mon 27 Feb||7:15pm||All £12|
|Tue 28 Feb||7:15pm||£15 & £13 (£13,£11)|
|Wed 29 Feb||7:15pm||£15 & £13 (£13,£11)|
|Thu 1 Mar||2:30pm||£15 & £13 (£13,£11)|
|Thu 1 Mar||7:15pm||Audio Described||£15 & £13 (£13,£11)|
|Fri 2 Mar||7:15pm||Signed Performance||£19.50 & £17.50|
|Sat 3 Mar||2:30pm||£15 & £13 (£13,£11)|
|Sat 3 Mar||7:15pm||£19.50 & £17.50|
|Mon 5 Mar||7:15pm||All £12|
|Tue 6 Mar||7:15pm||£15 & £13 (£13,£11)|
|Wed 7 Mar||7:15pm||Captioned Performance||£15 & £13 (£13,£11)|
|Thu 8 Mar||2:30pm||£15 & £13 (£13,£11)|
|Thu 8 Mar||7:15pm||£15 & £13 (£13,£11)|
|Fri 9 Mar||7:15pm||£19.50 & £17.50|
|Sat 10 Mar||2:30pm||Director's Pre-Show Talk||£15 & £13 (£13,£11)|
|Sat 10 Mar||7:15pm||£19.50 & £17.50|
The Lowry, Quays Theatre
- Pier 8, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, M50 3AZ
- Box Office: 0843 208 6010
The Lowry is our chosen venue for our main season plays whilst we are on the move. We are performing in the intimate setting of the Quays Theatre.
The Lowry is 10 minutes drive from Manchester City Centre, 20 minutes drive from Manchester Airport, and a quarter of a mile from the motorway network, giving access from all over the North West and beyond. It also has excellent public transport links and is situated in the centre of a vibrant shopping, eating and leisure destination.
Find out more about the getting to The Lowry here
An enjoyable aspect of Chris Honer’s fine production is the humour gained from Lawrence’s depiction of Manchester as the immoral seat of Mammon from where Minnie acquired her hoity-toity ideas.
It is totally appropriate that this play is being performed a century after it was set and top marks to the Library Company for tackling a difficult play with such honesty, integrity and a mine full of talent.
Five out of five. The play introduces a freshness and modernity to a tale written long ago underlining a universal humanity which doesn’t date and makes this an unmissable production.
This production offers a fascinating insight into the mind and work of one of Britain’s best known authors, and least performed playwrights, and, in the hands of Honer, the production is pacy, witty and offers up real moments of brilliance. The Daughter-in-Law vividly takes you back a century, where, for two hours, you are happy to spend time in the company of this accomplished cast and strong production.
Then there is the daughter-in-law, Minnie, played with great versatility by Natalie Grady. This is a miniature tour-de-force of performance revealing strong and sensitive mood swings and swift responses to the unfolding drama.
the performances ooze authenticity and leave a lasting impression on those who witness them. Yet another triumph for one of the country’s most important theatre companies.
This is another one of those stupendously good, must-see productions that the Library Theatre seem to specialise in.
Honer directs deftly. He has a strong cast in which Alun Raglan and Natalie Grady capture splendidly the tension and feistiness of their troubled relationship.
Judith Croft’s set is constructed beautifully to give is an insight into the characters of the mother-in-law and the daughter-in-law. The two stars of the show are Natalie Grady, portraying the ambitious but lonely Minnie, and Paul Simpson as the brother-in-law, Joe, teasing and tormenting Minnie, but caring for her dearly.
- Diane Fletcher
- Mrs Gascoigne
- Paul Simpson
- Joe Gascoigne
- Susan Twist
- Mrs Purdy
- Natalie Grady
- Minnie Gascoigne
- Alun Raglan
- Luther Gascgoine
- Chris Honer
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