Endeavour returns for a
Rutherford and Son
A piercing look at power and family.
Roger Allam (Les Misérables, The Thick of It) returns to the National for the first time in a decade to play Rutherford in this new production directed by Polly Findlay (Beginning).
In a Northern industrial town, John Rutherford rules both factory and family with an iron will. But even as the furnaces burn relentlessly at the Glassworks, at home his children begin to turn against him.
Githa Sowerby’s astonishing play was inspired by her own experience of growing up in a family-run factory in Gateshead. Writing in 1912, when female voices were seldom heard on British stages, she now claims her place alongside Ibsen and Bernard Shaw with this searing depiction of class, gender and generational warfare.
This play is on at the National Lyttelton Theatre from 16th May to 19th June 2019. Book your tickets direct on the National Theatre Website here
A comedy about a botched murder attempt at a Yorkshire literary festival starring Roger Allam, Derek Jacobi, Anna Maxwell Martin, Harry Melling, Vinette Robinson, Flora Spencer-Longhurst and Tom Brooke.
For two weeks a year Ilkley, an idyllic Yorkshire spa town, plays host to thousands of avid book-lovers as well as some of the most celebrated names in academia for its annual Literary Festival.
Orphaned brothers and Christian radicals, Tim and Vic, arrive in Ilkley on its final weekend with the relatively straightforward task of assassinating keynote speaker John Huxley, the world’s most controversial secularist. However, after a classic case of mistaken identity, they find themselves having murdered the wrong man.
Now stuck in the town during Ilkley’s busiest weekend, they wait for the arrival of a foreboding mentor to give them instruction. The mission must still be completed – that’s providing Vic’s rage, Tim’s doubts, or the efforts of foul-mouthed Detective Inspector Brough don’t get in the way first.
Written by Harry Mitchell and Jamie Fraser. Directed by Harry Mitchell.
Filmed at locations including….Ilkley, Otley, Harrogate, Menston, Bradford and Allerton Castle.
This movie is currently in production and is scheduled to be released in 2019.