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Rutherford and Son – St James Theatre, London

Writer: Githa Sowerby Director: Jonathan Miller Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:4] Less than a year after first opening its doors, the St James has already established itself as a regular destination for discerning theatre-goers. Its policy of providing a Central London stage for the cream of productions from regional and fringe theatres is yielding rich dividends. There will be few better ...

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Rutherford and Son – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Githa Sowerby Director: Jonathan Miller Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:4] Northern Broadsides pride themselves on doing classic plays in a northern voice and this current production of Rutherford and Son simply adds further to their successful twenty year history of great theatre. When it was first performed in 1912, Rutherford and Son took London by storm, creating a social storm ...

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Rutherford And Son – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Githa Sowerby Director: Sir Jonathan Miller Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 5] “Your father is a control freak. The family business is a millstone round your neck. Home feels like a prison. And yet you have dreams …” This powerful drama presents the tensions between capitalism and labour and examines in particular, the place and importance of women in Edwardian ...

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Rutherford and Son – Watford Palace Theatre, Watford

Writer: Githa Sowerby Director: Jonathan Miller Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:4] It’s stark, it’s bleak, it’s cruel and it’s worth going a very long way to see. Barrie Rutter’s Northern Broadsides have made their reputation with straightforward, no nonsense, speak-as-you-find productions. Recently they have coaxed some big names to work with them, notably Lenny Henry to play Othello a couple of ...

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Rutherford & Son – Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames

Writer: Githa Sowerby Director: Jonathan Miller Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:3.5] Just over a hundred years after it was written and first performed, Northern Broadsides’ production of Rutherford &Son successfully transports the piece from Githa Sowerby’s native Gateshead to the Yorkshire moors. Aided by the strong cast and impressive set, the grim and gritty quality of the play feels incredibly current ...

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Rutherford & Son – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Githa Sowerby Director: Jonathan Miller Reviewer: Carol Evans [rating:4] Barrie Rutter packs a powerhouse performance as the domineering patriarch in Northern Broadsides’ impressive production of Githa Sowerby’s Rutherford &Son at Oxford Playhouse this week. Written in 1912, it is based on the author’s grandfather who ran a glass works in the north of England around that time. It centres ...

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