Lady Chatterley's Lover
Adapted by Glenn Elston from the novel by D.H. Lawrence
Australian Shakespeare Company 2011
Lady Chatterley | Hannah Norris
Oliver Mellors | Jamieson Caldwell
Clifford Chatterley | Soren Jensen
Mrs Bolton | Olivia Connolly
Hilda | Katherine Innes
Sir Malcolm Reid | Benedict Kazlauskas
Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a hymn to the flesh, to love. One of the most controversial novels in English literature, it is an erotically charged and psychologically powerful depiction of adult relationships.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover skillfully depicts the adulterous affair between the sexually unfulfilled upper-class Connie and the gamekeeper Mellors, who works for her impotent, invalid husband Sir Clifford. This powerful depiction of the sexual liaison between the two characters perfectly captures the struggle between the classes and the sexes.
• Herald Sun
"Norris captures the vibrating, wide-eyed need of Connie."
• Time Out
"the lovers are convincing and comfortable both in their own skin and with one another’s… an entertaining evening of theatre in stunning surrounds"
• Laneway Magazine
"both Norris and Caldwell embrace the play’s naughtier moments without any sign of inhibition… Thrown into the sexual side of the affair, neither Norris nor Caldwell is ashamed of showing affection."
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