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NT Live: A Small Family Business

Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval) presents a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed in his play, A Small Family Business.  

Jack McCracken is 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.

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 New Play.