Olivier Theatre, National
(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat
The Olivier National Theatre stages this revival of Alan Ayckburne’s 80s classic A Small Family Business, a chance to see an impressive cast – including the renowned Nigel Lindsay – performing under the direction of Adam Penford.
A Small Family Business is a play that earned great praise upon its first run in the capital back in the 80s and its success led to award interest and a Broadway run in the 90s. When it returns to London it will also become a part of National Theatre Live.
The story focuses on the character of Jack McCracken, who inherits his father-in-law’s business, hoping to run it as a man of principle. But this soon turns out to be more difficult than first thought as a private detective approaches him with some alarming and compromising information. It turns out that the extended family that has led him into this situation is made up of criminals and he will have to decide on his own integrity as the plot progresses to its comic and dark end.
Nigel Lindsay is no stranger to audiences thanks not only to his stage work but also to his work in British comedy programmes. Audiences may recognise him as the title character in Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, as well as The Homecoming at the Almeida Theatre and Guys And Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre, whilst also finding the time to appear in movies like Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and Four Lions.
With The Silver Tassie appearing at the Lyttelton National Theatre in 2014, A Small Family Business appears on the Olivier stage from Tuesday 8th April 2014 (previews from Tuesday 1st April 2014).
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 26th August 2014|
|Booking Until:||Wednesday, 27th August 2014|
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