Coronation Street duo to star in Rutherford & Son at the New Vic Theatre

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A new production of Rutherford & Son is coming to the New Vic Theatre.

Former Coronation Street actresses Wendi Peters and Kate Anthony will star in the show, which runs from March 12 to 16.

Rutherford & Son

Rutherford & Son

Sir Jonathan miller will direct the production and said he was keen to showcase a piece of theatre in a traditional way.

“It’s very natural, very simple, straightforward,” he explained. “There are no temptations to engage in fashionable concepts.

“It’s just a straightforward account of a family living in a time of recession.”

Written in 1912 by Gither Sowerby, Rutherford & Son is a dark drama that tells the story of an industrial family in the north east of England and the problems arising from a patriarch who puts his family owned glass works company before his family, and values success above all else.

Former soap star Wendi Peters, said: “It’s a lovely play which deals with social and class issues and gender politics.

“It’s something different and amazing that in 1905 a woman was writing a play like this. I’ll be researching that era and the social issues involved.”

For more information and ticket details, visit www.newvictheatre.org.uk/rutherford-son.

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