Rutherford and Son Tickets - Lyttelton Theatre, National, London

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Lyttelton Theatre, National

Lyttelton Theatre, National
South Bank

Seating Plan


(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat

Rutherford and Son

A piercing look at power, belonging and family, Roger Allam returns to the National to star in Rutherford and Son. One of a few plays written by Githa Sowerby, experience what it meant to live in an Edwardian society, in a depiction of class, gender and generational clashes inspired by her own childhood. So, if you want to see a 20th century classic revived in the present day, you’ll want to see 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. When his determination to rule with a stern fist sees him lose his family and friends, will he change his ways?

Rutherford and Son isn’t the only National Theatre production this year. Katherine Kingsley stars in Top Girls at the Lyttleton, with later productions this year including Hansard and The Secret River. Steeped in history and cultural resonance however, you’ll want to book your tickets for Rutherford and Son at the National this year.

Did you know?

Roger Allam stars as John Rutherford in the production.

The play was written by Githa Sowerby in 1912.

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 10th July 2019
Booking Until: Wednesday, 31st July 2019
Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes (One interval)
Show Status: This production is closed
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