The National Theatre presents A Small Family Business at The Atkinson

The National Theatre presents A Small Family Business at The Atkinson

Come and enjoy the best of British Theatre at The Atkinson on Thursday 12 June with the National Theatre Live screening of A Small Family Business.

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). 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 Play.

Jack 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.

A Small Family Business begins at 7pm on Thursday 12 June at The Atkinson. Tickets are £10.

★★★★ – ‘Classic Ayckbourn. Nigel Lindsay is superb.’
Daily Telegraph

★★★★ – ‘A spirited production. Blends morality, fable and black farce.’

★★★★ – A fast and furious farce.’  Daily Express

You can book your tickets online at or by calling The Atkinson Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.

*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.




A Small Family Business

Thursday 12 June


Tickets: £10


*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.


The Atkinson
Lord Street



In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333


Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 |

Posted on 10 June 2014 under General news

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