Rutherford and Son
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Rutherford and Son

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A dark drama about the powerful grip that an industrialist holds over his factory and family.

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Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
May 29th, 2019

It plods, occasionally. But...Findlay’s atmospheric take on ‘Rutherford and Son’ is a cult-ish classic by a female playwright finally given the blockbuster production it always deserved.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 29th, 2019

Never a dull moment, but many a dour one in this splendid revival...Allam is all brooding magnificence as the bearded ogre...'
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London Theatre
May 29th, 2019

Findlay's production provides deeply etched portraits of each character, with the formidable Roger Allam...in tremendous form as the bewhiskered Rutherford.'
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The Guardian (UK)
May 29th, 2019

Roger Allam is magnificent in Edwardian classic...It is a richly detailed performance and Justine Mitchell is equally excellent... If any Edwardian play has stood the test of time, this is unforgettably it.'
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WhatsOnStage
May 29th, 2019

It's a long, wordy piece, with the heavy three-act structure of its time, but Findlay and the cast make it compelling, wringing every ounce of meaning and sense out of each line.'
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The Times (UK)
May 29th, 2019

Roger Allam gives a powerhouse central performance...the play makes something so gripping and saddening and amusing, too, from sexual politics and class politics and family politics.'
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The London Evening Standard
May 29th, 2019

Before the interval the production's pace is dauntingly slow... But the long second half is absorbing and its closing moments are startlingly staged. What's more, the entire cast is superb...'
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The Arts Desk
May 28th, 2019

Findlay's production of this well-made play runs at almost three hours, and it can't quite shrug off a cumbersome Edwardian feel, preferring authenticity over accessibility.'
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