TONIGHT, FRI & SAT! Don't miss 'Rutherford & Son'!

'Rutherford & Son' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.


We are currently performing a new production of Githa Sowerby's 'Rutherford & Son' - a play that was considered a sensation back in 1912, and that retains its power over 100 years later.


Scroll down to see some production photos! More to follow throughout the week.


There are three remaning performances of 'Rutherford & Son' - nightly from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 October at Adel Memorial Hall (7.30pm).


For more information and details of how to book tickets, see Forthcoming Productions.


*** NEW! Check out North Leeds Life's preview of 'Rutherford & Son' - thanks to them for their support! ***




  • "Hearty congratulations on a splendid and riveting production. I'm so glad I came."
  • "They couldn't have done it better at the Grand or the Playhouse - it was blooming marvellous!"
  • "A very good and most enjoyable play."
  • "How do they manage to put such a fab set together? It was a fantastic set!"

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Pat Riley


'Rutherford & Son' director Pat Riley was recently invited back to BBC Radio Leeds to record a new interview about playwright Githa Sowerby. The broadcast went out last Thursday night (16 Oct) and you can listen again here (skip to 1:13:20).


We've had plenty of great local media coverage on the play, such as this feature on and the Ilkley Gazette cutting below. Thanks to all for their support - see News & Notices for more links.

Ilkley Gazette, Friday 10 October

Video clips from 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Watch highlights of our April 2014 production - click here for more clips and further information.

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Murder mystery evenings raise £2500+ for charity!

Read our recap and see more images from our murder mystery play

'It Went To Sudden Death' - and read a review of the entertainment.

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Founded in 1945, Adel Players is an amateur drama group with at present over 40 members. We put on three plays a year in our own theatre space at the Adel Memorial Hall in north Leeds as part of the Adel Sports and Social Club. Find out more at About Us.


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