Presented as a tribute to one of the Garrick founding members, Ronald Gow, whose adaptation of Walter Greenwood?s classic won him many plaudits.
Speaking as powerfully now as when it was first presented in 1931, Love on the Dole follows the struggles of Sally Hardcastle and her family during the great depression that grips the North. Struggling to make ends meet and with her family facing an uncertain future, she is faced with a decision that could ensure her family?s survival, but at the inevitable price of her own happiness.
Engaging, gripping and powerful. Northern drama at its very best.
For those that would like to know more about Ronald Gow, please click here to view his Obituary from 1993.
Sally Hardcastle – Laura Chandler
Henry Hardcastle – Graham Simmonds
Sarah Hardcastle – Janet Slade
Larry Meath – Rhys Nuttall
Harry Hardcastle – Ashley Ball
Helen Hawkins – Jessica Brooks
Mrs. Jike – Val Watkinson
Mrs. Dorbell – Pat Williamson
Mrs. Bull – Mags Johnson
Sam Grundy – Nick Sample
Charlie Doyle – Bill Platt
Mrs. Doyle – Sylvia Hay
Agitator – Trevor McKie
Policeman – Peter Loizou
Rag ?n Bone Man – Gabriel Walker
Other Parts Played By
Margaret Kenyon, Irene North, Zara Ahmed,
Hannah Jenkins, Emily Stewart, Sue Richardson,
And Other Members of the Cast.
Prompts – Stella Sails & Jane Lewis
ASM – Margaret Kenyon