A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS by ALAN AYCKBOURN
Directed by Carolyn Stoyle and Nick Ludgate
"A Small Family Business" had its World Premiere in London in 1987, winning the Evening Standard award for Best Play.
It later opened in New York in 1992.
We have 13 actors (lucky for some we hope? -fortunately one of them plays 5 characters!), 2 directors, busy set designers & builders, lighting technicians, props gatherers etc. etc. all beavering away for your forthcoming entertainment.
Jack McCracken has a great opportunity. He is to take over as Managing Director of the family furniture business.
Jack, honest & upright, intends to improve efficiency but rapidly uncovers wholesale fraud, theft & deceit both in the firm & amongst his family.
As a result of his daughter's actions, he almost at once has to succumb to blackmail & this is only the first of a series of moral compromises that he will have to make.
CODS produced this show in October 2013. A complicated set ensured that the action flowed rapidly from one scene to the other at breakneck speed!
As ever with Alan Ayckbourn productions, it was very well received.