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18 to 19 Jun 2021
Image courtesy Shaftesbury Theatre
Crafted by composer John Robinson (Behind the Iron Mask, Duchess Theatre; Closer to the Sun, Harold Pinter Theatre), this world premiere will reenergise Lawrence's sensation for a new audience.
This production will be filmed at the Shaftesbury Theatre to stream later in the year.
The impassioned tale of female agency and Lady Chatterley's pursuit of a life more than half-lived changed the literary landscape of Britain.
Banned as scandalous erotica when first published and subject of a watershed obscenity trial, Lawrence's text caused outrage not just because of the expletives and explicit sexual relationship, but because it presented a physical relationship that traversed social class divides.
This intense and fiery classic will find new frenzied power in its translation to the stage.
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Age suitability: Not available
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London WC2H 8DP
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Author: D. H. Lawrence; book by Phil Willmott
Composer: John Robinson
Lyricist: John Robinson
Director: Sasha Regan
Designer: Andrew Exeter
Costume designer: Jasmine Swan
Musical direction: Michael Bradley
Lighting: Nic Farman
Movement: Chris Whittaker
Production: GBM Productions Ltd