A Small Family Business

by  Alan Ayckbourn

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7m, 6f

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A Small Family Business

by  Alan Ayckbourn

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    7m, 6f

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England's master of satire is in top form in this comic morality play which was triumphantly presented by the National Theatre of Great Britain. Jack McCraken has the opportunity of a lifetime: he is the new head of a family furniture business and believes he will initiate a new age of honesty and integrity. He quickly learns that everyone else involved in the enterprise has a vested interest in maintaining business as usual, rife with dishonesty and deceit.
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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: Composite setting


7m, 6f
M7 (20s-40s, 70s) F6 (16, 20s-50s)
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Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn has spent his life in theatre, rarely if ever tempted by television or film, which perhaps explains why he continues to be so prolific. To date he has written 77 plays, and his work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world, and has won countles ...

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