A piercing look at power and family in this classic Edwardian play by a pioneer of feminist writing for the stage.
Githa Sowerby's 1912 play Rutherford and Son was an instant hit when it opened. The play addressed the Newcastle glass industry, capitalism and family politics. Interestingly, Sowerby's gender was concealed from audiences. Following the success of Rutherford and Sons however, she only produced a handful of plays, and it's her debut that remains her most famous.