NT Live: A Small Family Business

A film by Alan Ayckbourn
Starring Nigel Lindsay, Debra Gillett

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.

Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

Classic Ayckbourn. Nigel Lindsay is superbDaily Telegraph

A spirited production. Blends morality, fable and black farce. —Independent

 

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Production Year
2013

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Sunday, Jul 13, 2014
11:30am

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