There are very few actors who you recognise just by their surname but Barrie Rutter is one of them.
Rutter founded Halifax based Northern Broadsides as a vehicle for actors from across the north to perform Shakespeare classics and new work in their own accents working in non-traditional spaces.
Rutter’s socially distanced appearance at the Holbeck Working Men’s Club on Saturday 7th November is his first performance since recovering from throat cancer as he talks about his life on the boards and performs excerpts from plays in his infamously unapologetic northern dialect.
After being given a part in a school play because his teacher said the Hull fishmonger’s son had ‘the gob for it’ and he discovered a love of performing. He went onto the National Youth Theatre then the Royal Shakespeare Company, before leading Broadsides for 25 years winning critical acclaim for their work.
All proceeds from the evening go towards Slung Low’s fund to install a lift in The Holbeck. which serves the local South Leeds community. including being the hub for a foodbank.
As always with Slung Low it’s a pay as you decide event and you can book at https://www.slunglow.org/event/an-evening-with-barrie-rutter/