Caroline Steinbeis

Director for Stage and Screen


Rutherford and Son
by Githa Sowerby
for the Sheffield Theatre Crucible, 2019

Guardian Pick
Top 10 
Theatre Shows
of 2019

“This is a first-rate revival of a landmark play.”
***** The Guardian

“Caroline Steinbeis’ spare and brutally bleak rendering is made of tough and steely stuff, forged in domestic hell. She makes every cut deep. Pitilessly compelling.”
***** The Times

“Caroline Steinbeis’ well-balanced and character-driven direction makes a powerful impression.”
***** WhatsOnStage

“This production does real justice to Sowerby’s play, demonstrating that its themes and characters have lasting resonance.”
***** Broadway World UK

“Under Caroline Steinbeis’ inspired direction, every member of the cast finds depth of characterisation, passionate involvement in moments of confrontation and calmness in quieter exchanges.
Everything about this production is impressive. Perfect casting.”
British Theatre Guide

“Steinbeis makes it both possible to appreciate what an insightful piece of writing this is and why it might appeal to a modern audience. Her production allows the play to sing. It’s incredibly sharp on the entanglement of the male ego and the machinery of capitalism, the poison of the patriarchy.”
The Stage

Set and Costume: Lucy Osborne
Lights: Jo Town
Music: Oliver Vibrans
Sound: Nick Greenhill
Movement: Jenny Ogilvie
Casting: Vicky Richardson
Assistant Director: Gabbie Bird
Dialect: Mary Howland

Cast: Esh Alladi, Laura Elphinstone, Brian Lonsdale,
Marian McLoughlin, Ciaran Owens, Lizzie Roper,
Danusia Samal, Owen Teale

Photos: The Other Richard