The Daughter-in-Law

24 Ashwin Street

Examining Class, Sex and Industrial Politics
Dalston Junction
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DH Lawrence’s 1913 account of working class life in a Midland’s mining community is back at the Arcola after a stellar sell out run last year. It’s the story of a conflicted marriage between two jaded newly weds and how their inability to communicate turns to resentment - kind of like trying to find a contact number at Amazon. Revived by director Jack Gamble, the sense of place is outstanding, with the cast (expertly led by Ellie Nunn and Harry Hepple) talking in thick early 1900s Derbyshire dialect. It takes some getting used to but once you’ve wrapped your head around the flow you’re treated to a honest examination of class, sex and industrial politics.

Tickets: £10-26

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