Posted 27th of October 2001

Gareth Thomas in Rutherford

Gareth Thomas played Rutherford in Rutherford and Son at the Playhouse Theatre, Salisbury from 4th to 27th October 2001. Rehearsals began on 10th September.

This is directed by Joanna Read, who directed Equus at the same theatre in March 2000.

Info From the Theatre


By Githa Sowerby
Directed by Joanna Read
Designed by Tim Meacock
Lighting by Jim Simmons

"You're my son - my son that's got to come after me" Rutherford

John Rutherford has built up the business like his father before him and he naturally expects to pass it on to his eldest son.

However, his son has other plans. He has something to sell, an invention that will release him from his father's tyranny and a future following in those laborious footsteps.

With aspirations to achieve independence, make their own futures and find love, Rutherford's children have choises to make that may jeopardise the business and the family.

This Edwardian classic and powerful drama is on par with the work of Ibsen, Gorky and Granville Barker. It enjoyed huge success in London and New York, and was hailed as a remarkable play.

Address: Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wilts SP2 7RA.

The Playhouse's Website.

The Back of the leaflet The front is shown above (click to enlarge).

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