"A must see" THE TELEGRAPH
Rutherford & Son
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"Rutter was surely born to play the role of Rutherford" THE GUARDIAN
" ...as fresh, disturbing and relevant as if it were written yesterday" WHATSONSTAGE
**** "A ferocious revival" THE SUNDAY TIMES
**** THE ARTS DESK
This powerful drama written and set in the North of England, 1912, is an unflinching portrayal of an industrial Edwardian family on the brink of collapse.
John Rutherford is a tyrannical patriarch, blind to the hopes and feelings of his family. The success of the family-owned glassworks, Rutherford and Son, takes precedence over everything … even happiness.
In a household run on fear cracks begin to appear. The emotional pitch builds up like a pressure cooker. The dramatic voltage intensifies as Rutherford’s absolute authority is challenged and a catastrophic family mutiny begins to unfold, threatening to destroy his world and his factory.
Ranked by the National Theatre as one of the Top One Hundred Plays of the Century, there are few dramas as deeply human, uncompromising and immediately rewarding as this. Northern Broadsides, directed for the first time by the renowned director Jonathan Miller, bring its trademark gritty, no nonsense performance style to this astonishing play that sees Artistic Director, Barrie Rutter, taking the role of the imperious John Rutherford.
By Githa Sowerby
Edited for Northern Broadsides by Blake Morrison
Directed by Jonathan Miller and designed by Isabella Bywater
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 19:45 to Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 20:00
Tue - Thur eve 7:45pm
Fri & Sat eve 8:00pm
Thur & Sat mats 2:30pm
Running times: Act 1 - 1 hr 26 mins. Act 2 - 38 mins
Supper and Show tickets are available for all evening performances. Please call Box Office to book.