Director Jonathan Miller (not to be confused with Angelina Jolie’s ex, Jonny Lee Miller) brings this powerful play to The Lowry in April. Set in the North of England in 1912, it follows the tyrannical John Rutherford (Barrie Rutter, pictured, ‘born to play’ this role according to the Guardian) and his family-owned glassworks business, as his family start to challenge his authority, leading to a mutiny that threatens to sabotage his success. Ranked as one of the Top 100 Plays of the Century by National Theatre and produced by Rutter’s award-winning company, Northern Broadsides, witness the bitter tale of the downfall of an industrial Edwardian family. Tickets won’t be around for long for this dark and gripping revival of Githa Sowerby’s original.

Tue 16 – Sat 20 Apr, The Lowry, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ, Tel: 0843 208 6010, times vary, £17-£21,

Tue 16 Apr - Sat 20 Apr
Hannah Phillips
Published on:
Sat 13 Apr 2013