Rutherford and Son' is a powerful drama set in the North of England in 1912. It 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. 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.
- Jonathan Miller
- Northern Broadsides
- Githa Sowerby
Watford Palace Theatre
20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1JZ