Play directory : The Daughter-In-Law

Welcome to the Mandy Actors UK Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other Mandy Actors UK members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    DH Lawrence
  • Overview
    The play is set in a mining village not far from Nottingham at the time of the 1912 strike, around a family comprising Mrs Purdy the mother, her two sons Luther and Joe, and Luther's new wife Minnie, the daughter-in-law of the title. The set, a simple miner's house, appears to be carved out of the coal face. The play begins with the sounds of the pit engines gearing up, the theatre lights flash, giving a different perspective on the house with every revolution of the turbines; the overall impression is that of a world dominated by the pits.