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D H Lawrence’s The Daughter-in-Law transfers from the Arcola's studio to the main theatre

The Daughter-in-Law

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ARCOLA Theatre and Dippermouth’s production of The Daughter-in-Law is transferring to the Arcola’s main house, where it will run from Thursday, January 10 to Saturday, February 2, 2019.

D H Lawrence’s 1913 play, never performed in his lifetime, entwines the struggles of a young married couple with those of a community on strike. It is set around the mines of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, where Lawrence was born and raised.

The most popular show ever to be staged in the Arcola’s studio, The Daughter-in-Law received critical acclaim and three Off West End award nominations (Best Female Performance, Best Direction, Best Costume Design).

This main-house transfer will see the space reconfigured for the production’s unique in-the-round staging.

Matthew Biddulph (Joe Gascoyne), Ellie Nunn (Minnie Gascoyne) and Veronica Roberts (Mrs Gascoyne) are returning from the original cast, with more cast to be announced.

The Daughter-in-Law is directed by the Arcola’s associate director Jack Gamble, with design by Louie Whitemore, lighting design by Geoff Hense and sound design by Dinah Mullen.

Production images (Arcola Studio).

Tickets: £10 – £26. Public booking opens at 12.30pm on Monday, September 3. Arcola Supporters can book now at

Times: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm; All Saturdays, 3pm matinee; Wednesday, January 30, 3pm matinee.