The Daughter-in-Law (Sheffield)
Paul Miller has assembled a fine cast for his production. Price commands the stage with her usual presence, finding just the right balance of strength and vulnerability for her character. Likewise, McGinley expertly locates Luther's mental and emotional weakness, but physical prowess; one of the most engaging sequences of the play sees him wash in silence for several minutes. Andrew Hawley brings a pleasantly light touch to the more humorous role of Luther's younger brother Joe.
The authentic tone sought by Miller's direction and Simon Daw's design is aided by Mark Doubleday's subtly atmospheric lighting, and superb set dressing by Stage Manager Cath Booth and Props Supervisor Gillian Robertson.
The Daughter-in-Law continues at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield until 23 March. For further information visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk