The rehearsal images have been released for Tilted Wig’s UK tour of Lady Chatterley’s Lover starring Rupert Hill (Casualty, BBC; Coronation Street, ITV) as Mellors and Phoebe Marshal (Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall) as Connie.
Considered sensationalist erotica when first published and banned worldwide, Lawrence’s text caused outrage not just because of the explicit language, but also because it bridged social and class divides. This impassioned tale of female agency and the desire to live more than a half-life changed the literary landscape of Britain.
Sixty years after the scandalous trial of the unexpurgated publication, this new production reflects the monumental changes in attitude towards female sexuality. It is also an exploration of the scars of war and the dangers of toxic masculinity. Above all, Lady Chatterley is a passionate and optimistic love story.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover will tour the UK from 20th February to 23rd April 2020.
Photo credit: Craig Sugden