Following on from the huge success of Sheffield Theatres' Christmas musical My Fair Lady, the Crucible Theatre opens its spring season with a major revival of D.H. Lawrence's rarely performed masterpiece The Daughter-in-Law on the Crucible stage from tonight, 27 February - Saturday 23 March.
One of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, The Daughter-in-Law explores the bonds between a mother and her sons, between husband and wife, between desire and freedom as they are stretched to breaking point.
Leading the cast are Lynda Baron (Open All Hours) as Mrs Gascoyne, the overbearing mother-in-law who disapproves of her socially ambitious daughter-in-law Minnie, played by Claire Price, winner of the UK Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in The Pride. Philip McGinley (Straight, Hobson's Choice) returns to Sheffield as newlywed miner Luther Gascoyne, Andrew Hawley as his brother Joe, Marlene Sidaway (Macbeth) as Mrs Purdy and David Chafer (Lives in Art) as Cabman.
Last performed at Sheffield Theatres in 1985 this new production is directed by Paul Miller, with design from Simon Daw and lighting by Mark Doubleday, all of whom were last in Sheffield with Democracy, which transferred to the West End last year. Completing the Creative Team are Composer Terry Davies (Iphigenia) and Dialect Coach Charmian Hoare.
Mrs Gascoyne Lynda Baron
Cabman David Chafer
Joe Andrew Hawley
Luther Philip McGinley
Minnie Claire Price
Mrs Purdy Marlene Sidaway
Director Paul Miller
Designer Simon Daw
Lighting Designer Mark Doubleday
Composer Terry Davies
Dialect Coach Charmian Hoare
Tickets for The Daughter-in-Law are on sale now from Sheffield Theatres' Box Office, priced from £10.00 - £21.00. Call 0114 249 6000 or visit sheffieldtheatres.co.uk to book. All bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash) are subject to a £1.50 booking fee, £1.00 for online bookings. On non-performance days the Box Office closes at 6.00pm. The Crucible Lyceum Studio is located at 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA.