Love on the Dole

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Love on the Dole is a novel written in the early 1930s by Walter Greenwood, about working class poverty in 1930s Northern England.

Translations and adaptations

It has been made into both a play and a film. The novel was adapted for the stage by English dramatist Ronald Gow (1897-1993) [1], and opened at the Manchester Repertory Theatre in 1934. It was eventually filmed and released in 1941 by British National Films with Deborah Kerr as Sally, also starring Frank Cellier.

Performnce history in South Africa

1938: Presented by the Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society at the Little Theatre in November, directed by René Ahrenson.

1946: Directed by Taubie Kushlick for the East Rand Theatre Club.


Wikipedia [2].

Inskip, 1972. p.123.

Tucker, 1997.

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