Ellie Nunn – The Daughter-in-Law

Ellie is starring in D.H. Lawrence’s The Daughter-in-Law as Minnie Gascoyne in Jack Gamble’s production at London’s Arcola Theatre from the 10th of January till the 2nd of February 2019!

Set during the 1912 Miner’s Strike that instituted the first minimum wage in Britain, it shows the faltering marriage of Luther and Minnie Gascoyne, a young miner and former governess. Their already present tensions and misunderstandings caused by their different background are exacerbated by the powerful influence of Luther’s mother and then all hell breaks loose when it is discovered that Luther made another woman pregnant before his marriage to Minnie. 

Although it was neither staged nor published during Lawrence’s lifetime, and the man himself described it as “neither a tragedy nor a comedy – just ordinary”, it is now considered as a masterpiece with George Bernard Shaw numbering among its admirers. 

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Alexandra Afryea – Care

Alexandra plays the role of Nurse Alice Darwin in Jimmy McGovern and Gillian Juckes Care.

Care will be shown on BBC 1 at 9pm on Sunday 9th December.

Jenny Northwood, played by Sheridan Smith, is a single mother of two struggling to raise her two girls after her feckless husband left for another woman. Her widowed mother Mary is her lifeline, helping out with the kids which allows Jenny to hold down her full-time job at the supermarket. When Mary (played by Alison Steadman)suffers a massive stroke resulting in vascular dementia, Jenny’s world comes crashing down.

 

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