Rutherford and Son by Sheffield Theatres published on 2018-03-13T10:46:31Z Fri 8 - Sat 23 February ‘No one’s any right to be what father is - never questioned, never answered back’ 1912, the Industrial North Rutherford is overbearing, dogmatic and disappointed. With three grown children and not one qualified to take over his family-owned glassworks, he rules his household with tyranny and disdain. Janet, John and Richard have dreams of their own but none can break free. Mary is different. Married into the family and with ambitions for her son, she’ll untangle the ties that bind.