No one’s any right to be what father is - never questioned, never answered back

1912, the Industrial North

Rutherford is overbearing, dogmatic and disappointed. With three grown children and not one qualified to take over his family-owned glassworks, he rules his household with tyranny and disdain.

Janet, John and Richard have dreams of their own but none can break free.

Mary is different. Married into the family and with ambitions for her son, she’ll untangle the ties that bind.

Caroline Steinbeis directs Githa Sowerby’s celebrated classic about the struggle for supremacy, legacy and deciding one’s own destiny.

Listen to the audio flyer for Rutherford and Son

Running time: TBC

A Sheffield Theatres Production

  • Esh Alladi
  • Laura Elphinstone
  • Brian Lonsdale
  • Marian McLoughlin
  • Ciarán Owens
  • Lizzie Roper
  • Danusia Samal
  • Owen Teale
  • Caroline Steinbeis Director
  • Lucy Osborne Designer
  • Johanna Town Lighting Designer
  • Oliver Vibrans Composer
  • Nick Greenhill Sound Designer
  • Jenny Ogilvie Movement Director
  • Vicky Richardson Casting Director
  • Mary Howland Dialect Coach
  • Gabriella Bird Assistant Director

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Performances with Extras

Live for 5

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