Husbands & Sons at the National Theatre

National Theatre - Dorfman Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX

Husbands & Sons at the National Theatre.

Previews from 19 October 2015, press night 27 October 2015, booking until 19 January 2016

Husbands & Sons interweaves three of D H Lawrence’s greatest dramas (The Daughter-in-Law, A Collier’s Friday Night and The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd), and plays them simultaneously. Describing the world he came from with fierce tenderness, Lawrence evokes a now-vanished world of manual labour and working class pride

Directed by Marianne Elliott, Husbands & Sons plays at the National Theatre from 19 October 2015 until 19 January 2016. It will then transfer to the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester where it will play from 19 February 2016 until 19 March 2016.

NOTE: Husbands & Sons has SOLD OUT.


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.


The cast, led by Anne-Marie Duff includes Joe Armstrong, Matthew Barker, John Biggins, Cassie Bradley, Louise Brealey, Susan Brown, Julia Ford, Johnny Gibbon, Tala Gouveia, Lloyd Hutchinson, Philip McGinley, Martin Marquez, Katherine Pearce, Josie Walker and Sue Wallace.


Adapted by Ben Powers, DH Lawrence’s Husbands & Sons is directed by Marianne Elliot, with design by Bunny Christie, lighting by Lucy Carter, video design by Tal Rosner, movement by Scott Graham, music by Adrian Sutton, sound by Ian Dickinson and fight direction by Kate Waters.


★★★★★  ‘Perfect. Anne-Marie Duff is superb’  The Times
★★★★★  ‘A magnificent evening’  Independent
★★★★★  ‘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
★★★★  ‘Compelling performances. Absorbing’  Evening Standard

NOTE: Husbands & Sons has SOLD OUT.

Venue Information

National Theatre - Dorfman Theatre

Address: Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Underground: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
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2 Reviews

  1. Victoria Noble
    25/10/2015 at 12:47 pm — Reply

    Hi when this production (husband & Sons comes to manchester will Anne Marie Duff be in it? Thankyou!

  2. Allan smith
    30/08/2015 at 12:11 am — Reply

    I’m interested in buying tickets for “husbands and Sons” in January if available. Please let me know. I would prefer not to be on the mailing list, as I only come to London once a year.

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