Lady Chatterley's Lover
This article is from 2006.
On the face of it, there are justified parallels between the period of the miner’s strike of 1984 and Lawrence’s novel. And certainly amidst the kind of apartheid that class creates, the sense of taboo that exists between an upper class bird and her working class squeeze might still be said to exist. Kangaroo Court’s adaptation has some interesting points to make, particularly about which class owns such terms as tradition, culture and history, but at times it seems to try to do too much with a slightly altered narrative. On the up side, there are some good performances, particularly from Sally Gooda as Lady C, and Rick Romero as her Tory bigot dad. Be warned, though, there’s a lot of nudity. (Steve Cramer)
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