Rutherford and Son


In a Northern industrial town, John Rutherford rules both factory and family with an iron will. But even as the furnaces burn relentlessly at the Glassworks, at home his children begin to turn against him.
Rutherford and Son at the National Theatre

Photography (Roger Allam) by David Stewart


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: National Theatre
Starts: Thursday 16 May 2019
Booking until: Wednesday 19 June 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Githa Sowerby's astonishing play was inspired by her own experience of growing up in a family-run factory in Gateshead.


Writing in 1912, when female voices were seldom heard on British stages, she now claims her place alongside Ibsen and Bernard Shaw with this searing depiction of class, gender and generational warfare. 


Synopsis


A piercing look at power and family.


Roger Allam (Les Misérables, The Thick of It) returns to the National for the first time in a decade to play Rutherford in this new production directed by Polly Findlay (Beginning).


In a Northern industrial town, John Rutherford rules both factory and family with an iron will.


But even as the furnaces burn relentlessly at the Glassworks, at home his children begin to turn against him.


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Theatre


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Box office tel: 020 7452 3000

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 16 May 2019

Press night:Tuesday 28 May 2019

Booking until:Wednesday 19 June 2019

Closes:No date announced.

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Previews:
16 - 22 May: £47 - £15

Standard:

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees

£64, £55, £45, £32, £15


Friday & Saturday eves

£68, £59, £49, £34, £18


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Access information


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

More performances of Rutherford and Son will be announced in spring, which will include Audio‑described performances


Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:

Fri 14 June, 7.30pm

Mon 17 June, 7.30pm

Tue 18 June, 2.15pm


Cast


Roger Allam

Justine Mitchell


Creatives


Author: Githa Sowerby
Composer: Kerry Andrew
Director: Polly Findlay
Designer: Lizzie Clachan
Lighting: Charles Balfour
Sound: Paul Arditti
Movement: Polly Bennett

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