A Small Family Business

A Small Family Business



Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season

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.

Dates & Times

  • Dates

    28 Sep 2014 - 28 Sep 2014
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price


Cast & Creative

  • Cast

    • Nigel LindsayJack McCracken
    • Debrah GillettPoppy McCracken
    • Gawn GraingerKen Ayres
    • Abby CassidyTina Ruston
    • Alice SykesSamantha McCracken
    • Samuel TaylorRoy Ruston
    • Stephen BeckettCliff McCracken
    • Niky WardleyAnita McCracken
    • Neal BarryDesmond Ayres
    • Amy MarstonHarriet Ayres
    • Amanda HadingueYvonne Doggett
    • Matthew CottleBenedict Hough
    • Gerard MonacoUberto Rivetti
    • Gordon A. CreamGiorgio Rivetti
    • Don GroamacerOrlando Rivetti
    • Reg MacardoonVincenzo Rivetti
    • Marc GerodanoLotario Rivetti
  • Creative

    • Alan AyckbournWriter
    • Adam PenformDirector
    • Tim HatleyDesigner
    • Paul AndersonLighting Designer
    • Grant OldingMusic
    • Alison de BurghFight Director
    • Gareth FrySound Designer


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