From the St. James Theatre:
Your father is a control freak
The family business is a millstone around your neck
Home feels like a prison
And yet you have dreams …
The highly acclaimed Northern Broadsides brings Githa Sowerby’s classic Edwardian drama set in the north of England to the London stage under the direction of renowned theatre director Jonathan Miller.
Set in 1912 and relocated to industrial Yorkshire , Rutherford & Son tells the story of iron-fisted John Rutherford as he battles the scheming rebellion of his eldest son and his daughter’s scandalous love-affair, while fighting to prevent the legacy of the family glassworks from shattering. Tackling timeless issues of family dynamics both at home and in business, this remarkable drama is as relevant today as when it was first performed.
Barrie Rutter was born to play the role of Rutherford – The Guardian (Alfred Hickling)
Rutherford & Son is again a must-see, worth-debating event. – The Daily Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)
Miller’s production is beautifully attentive to the play’s richness of ideas and complexity of moods – Daily Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)
A superb production – whatsonstage (Michael Coveney)
“ A triumphant revival ” ArtsDesk