The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd

BY DH LAWRENCE
3 September 2014 — 4 October 2014

“Paul Miller has begun his tenure in robust fashion with this century-old DH Lawrence drama.” Dominic Maxwell, The Times

“Paul Miller gets off to a fine start with a cracking revival... The play stands up today as that rare thing in English drama: an authentic working-class tragedy... the intimate setting intensifies our sense of involvement... Ellie Piercy is excellent as Mrs Holroyd... There is good support from Gyuri Sarossy, who turns Holroyd himself into a damaged bull; from Polly Hemingway as a mother hardened to suffering from a lifetime of pit disasters; and from Jordan Mifsud as the ardent Blackmore.” Michael Billington, The Guardian

“Paul Miller’s sensitive and gripping production – his first as the new artistic director of the theatre – relishes the realism of the piece while drawing out the bigger themes” Sarah Hemming, FT

“This is what immersive small theatres should do, and where the Orange Tree continues to be some way ahead of most of its rivals.” What’s on Stage