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A Small Family Business

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  6f, 7m

A Small Family Business
by Alan Ayckbourn

Jack McCraken 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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    6f, 7m
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Summary

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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  • Expandable casting
M7 (20s-40s, 70s) F6 (16, 20s-50s)
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting Composite setting

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Alan Ayckbourn

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn joining the Library Theatre company in Scarborough, of which he was the Artistic Director for 37 years and where he made both his professional playwriting in 1959 and his directorial debut in 1961.

He has spent his life in thea ...

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