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A Small Family Business

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Date premiered  21 May 1987
Genre  Drama
Playwright  Alan Ayckbourn
Place premiered  England

Written by  Alan Ayckbourn
Subject  Greed, corruption
First performance  20 May 1987
Original language  English language
Composers  Grant Olding, Paul Todd
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Characters  Benedict Hough, Poppy McCracken, Anita McCracken
Similar  Alan Ayckbourn plays, Dramas

A small family business by alan ayckbourn uil one act play


A Small Family Business is a play by Alan Ayckbourn about the eponymous business and dealing with the Thatcherism of the time. It premiered at the Olivier stage of the Royal National Theatre on 20 May 1987, where it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play for that year. Its Broadway premiere occurred on 27 April 1992.

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Radio adaptation

A radio adaptation directed by Martin Jarvis was broadcast at 8 p.m. on Sunday 12 April 2009 on BBC Radio 3 as part of the celebrations of its author's 70th birthday that day. Its cast included:

  • Jack McCraken – Alfred Molina
  • Benedict – Adam Godley
  • Poppy – Rosalind Ayres
  • Anita – Joanne Whalley
  • Cliff – Kenneth Danziger
  • Ken – Roy Dotrice
  • Yvonne – Millicent Martin
  • Harriet – Jill Gascoine
  • Desmond – Julian Sands
  • Roy – Darren Richardson
  • Tina – Moira Quirk
  • Samantha – Fuchsia Sumner
  • The five Rivetti brothers – Matthew Wolf
  • References

    A Small Family Business Wikipedia


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