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A Small Family Business archiveJack 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. Well, that's one down, isn't it. Nine to go. Next! Thou shalt not kill. What about that then? Let's have a crack at that one next, shall we?. First performed at the National Theatre, this hilarious morality play won the Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Play in 1987.

Author Alan Ayckbourn.

Archive listings for A Small Family Business

Work type: Play.


Presented byLAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).
24 May 16 to 2 Jun 16Greenwood Theatre, Outer London :: V233524968
listing details L1973323254


Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business, a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed, returns to the National where it premiered in 1987.Producer National Theatre. Director Adam Penford. Design Tim Hatley. Lighting Paul Anderson. Music Grant Olding. Director Alison de Burgh (fight). Sound Gareth Fry. Performer Mike Aherne (understudy: Ken Ayres). Performer Rosie Armstrong (understudy: Poppy McCracken/Harriet Ayres). Performer Neal Barry (Desmond Ayres). Performer Stephen Beckett (Cliff McCracken). Performer Tony Boncza (understudy: Jack McCracken). Performer Abby Cassidy (understudy: Samantha McCracken/Tina Ruston). Performer Matthew Cottle (Benedict Hough). Performer Nicholas Delvalle (understudy: The Rivetti Brothers/Roy Ruston/Benedict Hough). Performer Debra Gillett (Poppy McCracken). Performer Gawn Grainger (Key Ayres). Performer Amanda Hadingue (Yvonne Doggett). Performer Nigel Lindsay (Jack McCracken). Performer Matthew Lloyd Davies (understudy: Cliff McCracken/Desmond Ayres). Performer Rebecca McKinnis (Tina Ruston). Performer Amy Marston (Harriet Ayres). Performer Gerard Monaco (Rivetti brothers). Performer Jan Shepherd (understudy: Yvonne Doggett/Anita McCracken). Performer Alice Sykes (Samantha McCracken). Performer Samuel Taylor (Roy Ruston). Performer Niky Wardley (Anita McCracken).
1 Apr 14 to 27 Aug 14Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L713167164


Producer Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Director Terry Hands. Design Max Jones. Costume Debbie Knight. Performer Catrin Aaron. Performer Sherry Baines. Performer Robert Blythe. Performer Richard Elfyn. Performer Karen Ford. Performer Charlotte Gray. Performer Tony Haygarth. Performer Olivia Mace. Performer Dyfrig Morris. Performer Francois Pandolfo. Performer Sion Pritchard. Performer Hilary Tones. Performer Llion Williams.
30 Apr 10 to 29 May 10Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
listing details L01869324418


Supported by The Richard Carne TrustProducer Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Director Robert Bowman.
25 Mar 08 to 29 Mar 08Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (WCMD)/Raymond Edwards Building/Anthony Hopkins Centre, Cardiff :: V01146970443
listing details L478600007


Producer Watford Palace. Director Christopher Luscombe. Design Janet Bird.
21 Sep 07 to 13 Oct 07Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
listing details L41903894


Company Mid Surrey Theatre Company.
24 May 06 to 27 May 06Epsom Playhouse, Epsom :: V699
listing details L01415670153


Company Cambridge University ADC.
16 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04ADC Theatre, Cambridge :: V18
listing details L1486986120


Producer West Yorkshire Playhouse. Corporate Sponsor GNER. Director Ian Brown. Design Jonathan Fensom. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Sound Mic Pool. Performer Gerard Murphy (Jack). Performer Amanda Boxer (Poppy). Performer Charlie Hayes (Samantha). Performer Cameron Blakely. Performer Peter Laird. Performer Justin Brett. Performer Alexander Delamere. Performer Regina Freedman. Performer Candida Gubbins. Performer Nicholas Murchie. Performer Ian Targett. Performer Alwyne Taylor. Performer Eleanor Tremain.
6 Jun 03 to 12 Jul 03Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
listing details L01302309439


Director Rachel Kavanaugh. Design Francis O'Connor. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Sound Gregory Clarke. Performer Nigel Planer (Jack McCracken). Performer Issy van Randwyck (Anita). Performer Serena Evans (Poppy). Performer Claire Carry (Tina). Performer Daniel Flynn (Cliff). Performer Peter Forbes (Desmond). Performer Damien Matthews (Roy). Performer Christopher Luscombe. Performer Lindsey Fawcett. Performer John Nettleton. Performer Damien Goodwin. Performer Christine Absalom. Performer Vicki Pepperdine.
19 Jul 00 to 30 Sep 00Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester :: V719
listing details L01697063386

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