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Rutherford and Son archiveJohn Rutherford has built up the business like his father before him and he naturally expects to pass it on to his eldest son. However, his son has other plans. He has something to sell, an invention that will release him from his father's tyranny and a future following in those laborious footsteps. With aspirations to achieve independence, make their own futures and find love, Rutherford's children have choices to make that may jeopardise the business and the family. This Edwardian classic and powerful drama is on a par with the work of Ibsen, Gorky and Granville Barker. It enjoyed huge success in London and New York, and was hailed as 'a remarkable play'.


Owen Teale (Rutherford), Esh Alladi, Laura Elphinstone, Brian Lonsdale, Marian McLoughlin, Ciaran Owens, Lizzie Roper, Danusia Samal


Author: Githa Sowerby
Producer: Sheffield Theatres
Director(s): Caroline Steinbeis, Vicky Richardson (casting director)
Design: Lucy Osborne
Lighting: Johanna Town
Music: Oliver Vibrans
Sound: Nick Greenhill

Rutherford and Son

Rutherford and Son (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01211890771. Details of all Rutherford and Son archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4820

Archive Listings

8 Feb 19
23 Feb 19
Sheffield Theatres
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Performance Details => Venue archive


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