Peter Gill, playwright and theatre director
Daughter-in-Law (1967)
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Dierdre Clancy costume sketch for Peter Gill's prodution of D.H. Lawrence's The Daughter-in-Law

The Daughter-in-Law

D.H. Lawrence from the Royal Court's The Daughter-in-Law programme cover, 1967

by D.H. Lawrence

The English Stage Society

Royal Court Theatre, 16 March 1967

The play takes place in Eastwood Nottinghamshire in 1912.

There will be one interval

In Peter Gill's fine production at the Royal Court, Lawrence might not have proved an English Chekhov but on its evidence, he could easily with perseverance have become our Strindberg ...' its as tensely scarifying as 'The Dance of Death'. Judy Parfitt is just right as Minnie, her bone-china intellectual palor flushed with thwarted sensuality.
Ronald Brydon Observer
One of the best performances I have ever seen, is by Anne Dyson, who makes the men's mother a wonderfully detailed figure, perfect in outline and full of that kind of acting sensibility that irradiates a role and makes It live.
Western Mail
... the play manages somehow to brand itself on the imagination. It took us back genuinely to its scene and its time. There was one point when we might have come from the Court to find instead of the lights of Sloane Square, the mining cottages of Eastwood, the Breach, and Dakins Row.

That kind of persuasiveness is rare in the theatre.

Illustrated London News
Mrs. Gascoigne Anne Dyson
Joe Gascoigne Victor Henry
Mrs. Purdy Gabrielle Daye
Minnie Gascoigne Judy Parfitt Judy Parfitt, The Daughter-in-Law, 1967
Luther Gascoigne Mike Pratt
Direction Peter Gill
Scenery John Gunter
Costumes Deirdre Clancy
Lighting Andy Phillips
Deputy Stage Manager Juliet Alliston
Assistant Stage Manager Richard Sydenham
Student Stage Manager Michael Avory
Programme Edited by Shirley Matthews
Properties built by The English Stage Company Workshops
Set build by Ray Addison
Set painted by John Campbell Designs Ltd
Wigs by Wig Creations
Furniture by Old Times Furnishing Co. Ltd.
Wardrobe care by Lux
Hoovermatic Washing Machine by Hoover Ltd., Perivale
Electrical Installation by Strand Electrical and Engineering Co.
Sound by Stagesound (London) Ltd.
Properties by Studio & T.V. Hire
Stage Properties
Pipe Tobacco Gallaher Ltd
Costumes cut by Deirdre Clancy
Costumes sewn by Christine Collins
Men's Suits by Charles Fox
Boots and kneecaps by Woolley Colliery

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