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Husbands and Sons

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D. H. Lawrence adapted by Ben Power

Published by Faber & Faber

Large Mixed Cast
"It's risky work, handlin' men, my lass. For when a woman builds her life on men, either husbands or sons, she builds on summat as sooner or later brings the house down crash on her head"

In Husbands and Sons, Ben Power has interwoven three of D. H. Lawrence's greatest dramas - The Daughter-in-Law, A Collier's Friday Night and The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd

Together, they describe the community Lawrence came from with fierce tenderness, evoking a now-vanished world of manual labour and working-class pride

On the cracked border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire stands the village of Eastwood

The women of the village, wives and mothers, struggle to hold their families and their own souls together in the shadow of the great Brinsley pit

Husband and Sons premiered at the National Theatre, London, in October 2015 in a co-production with Royal Exchange Theatre

REVIEWS

★★★★★ 'A major miner triumph. Dramatic gold' ~ Mail on Sunday

★★★★ 'Burns with sober intensity. A fine-hewn cast' ~ Sunday Times

★★★★ 'Inspired. A compelling evening' ~ Daily Telegraph

★★★★ 'Brilliantly original. Gorgeous' ~ Time Out

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