Your father is a control freak
The family business is a millstone round your neck
Home feels like a prison
And yet you have dreams…

This powerful drama is an unflinching portrayal of an Edwardian family on the brink of collapse. John Rutherford is a tyrannical patriarch, blind to the hopes and feelings of his family. The success of the family firm takes precedence over everything… even happiness.

There are few dramas as uncompromising or rewarding as this. Northern Broadsides brings its trademark gritty, no-nonsense approach to this astonishing play that sees Artistic Director, Barrie Rutter, taking the role of the imperious John Rutherford.


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