Rutherford and Son Comes to Rose Theatre

Released on: March 11, 2013, 4:22 pm
Industry: Travel

Drama is set for initial ten-night run in Kingston

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- This March 19th, the Rose Theatre in Kingston will play host to familial drama Rutherford and Son. Set in the Northern England of the Edwardian era, the play takes an unflinching, gripping look at an industrial Edwardian family on the brink of collapse. A National Theatre poll chose it as one of the Hundred Greatest Plays of the Century.

The drama centres on glassmaker John Rutherford, a tyrannical patriarch who ignores the ambitions and feelings of his family in favour of ensuring the survival of the titular family business. The pressure of working and living together soon begins to pall, and Rutherford's authority is increasingly challenged by a mutineering family.

Variously described as uncompromising, gritty and deeply human, legendary director Sir Jonathan Miller has breathed new life into Rutherford and Son whose cast includes Barrie Rutter in the lead role.Rutter is also the artistic director for the company putting on the production Northern Broadsides.

The initial ten day run of two daily performances is perfectly suited to the Rose Theatre, an 850 seat venue that opened in 2008. Taking its design cues from Elizabethan architecture, The Rose Theatre has proved a hit with audiences and performers alike. Tickets for Rutherford and Son range from £20-£23. is helping out-of-towners find an affordable hotel in London for the duration of the show, by offering discounts at nearby establishments.

One notable hotel in London taking part in the deal is the Richmond Gate Hotel, which is giving guests an 86% discount on double rooms, bringing the cost of a night's stay down to just £70. The Richmond Gate is less than 3 miles from the Rose Theatre.

The Kingston Lodge Hotel in Kingston Hill is less than 30 minutes' walk from the theatre. When booking now via, you can take advantage of a 36% discount on double rooms, making the cost of a stay only £109.

To find your own discounted hotel in London, and for ticketing and information on Rutherford and Son at the Rose Theatre this month, visit




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