By Githa Sowerby
Directed by Sir Jonathan Miller and designed by Isabella Bywater
Edited for Northern Broadsides by Blake Morrison
Rutherford & Son stars the company’s Artistic Director Barrie Rutter in the lead role of John Rutherford.
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ whatsonstage (Michael Coveney)
Barrie Rutter was born to play the role of Rutherford – The Guardian (Alfred Hickling)
Rutherford & Son is again a must-see, worth-debating event. – The Daily Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)
Miller’s production is beautifully attentive to the play’s richness of ideas and complexity of moods – Daily Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)
A superb production – whatsonstage (Michael Coveney)
British Theatre Guide
“A Fine Production”
A celebration of Northern Broadsides 20th anniversary.
Take four dashing young men.
Add a vow of celibacy.
Throw in a handful of beautiful young women …
and wait for the sparks to fly!!!!
Northern Broadsides celebrates its 20th anniversary year with a delicious comedy that will entertain and delight. Romantic, mischievous and filled with youthful exuberance, Love’s Labour’s Lost fizzes like bubbles in a champagne glass.
Barrie Rutter directs a charismatic cast of 17 multi-talented northern actors who will literally fill the stage in this fast-paced battle of the sexes. In true Broadsides’ style there’ll be rousing song and dance, scintillating performances, jaw-dropping comic timing and hilarious ‘steal-the-show’ scenes.
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