Rutherford and Son Tickets

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National Theatre Lyttelton
South Bank, London, London, SE1 9PX

Monday - 19:30
Tuesday 14:15 19:30
Wednesday 14:15 19:30
Thursday 14:15 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:15 19:30
Sunday - -
  • Running Time: approx 2 hrs 35 mins, inc. interval
  • Booking Until: Sat, 3 August 2019

Rutherford and Son

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.

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.

National Theatre Lyttelton

South Bank, London, London, SE1 9PX

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Bars: 6 licensed bars. Access information: No steps to Lyttelton Long Bar and buffet from the main foyer. Glass lift to Lyttelton circle bar, moveable seats and tables.

Limited mobility: Row V of the Stalls is the most accessible area. Aisle seats have the most legroom.

Access description: Main entrance reached from Upper Ground via Theatre Avenue to Theatre Square and a drop off point approx. 40m from main entrance. Box Office and information desk on left. No steps to back row of Stalls (1 step between rows). Glass Lift (80cm wide) up to Circle (or 22 steps up). 3 steep steps between rows in the Circle. Staircases between levels have handrails on both sides; stairs in the auditorium have one handrail.

Sound Amplification: Infra-red system with headsets or neck loops. Collect headsets/loops from box offices. Induction loops at service counters.

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are not currently allowed in the auditorium, however staff are happy to dog sit. Dogs will be looked after in the cloakroom. Groups should contact the theatre manager’s office on 020 7452 3281.

Disabled Access: No steps to the back of the Stalls through entrances on either side of the Long bar. 4 spaces for wheelchair users in row V. Transfer seating available to aisle seats. Wheelchairs stored at back of auditorium.

Toilets: Women’s and men’s at ground floor level and Circle level.

Disabled Toilets: Adapted WC next to right-hand Stalls entrance.

Telephone: Public cash and card telephones in the main foyer, accessible to wheelchair users and fitted with sound enhancement for people with hearing aids. Phonecards can be bought from the bookshop, also at this level.

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