A Small Family Business: Argyle Players, Bath
A Small Family Business
The Argyle Players
United Reformed Church, Bath
In true Ayckbourn style this play considers the questions of honesty and corruption in business; more pertinent here as the business is made up purely of family members most of whom benefit in some way by bending the rules a little.
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Jack McCracken (Adrian Brettell) is at the centre of the piece, having given a speech at his surprise party about the importance of honesty; the party is thrown into turmoil when his teenage daughter is accused of shop lifting by a private detective Benedict Hough (Michael Davis.) A string of events follow resulting in Jack being compromised into using the business to run drugs to save it from downfall and bad publicity.
The staging is well used and the set effective giving a great sense of fluidity, directed by Lorna Burgess the company work well together and keep the play moving along.
Central performances are good and the large audience certainly enjoyed the show. It is interesting to note that Ayckbourn wrote this in 1986 for his sabbatical at the National Theatre, London. It was based very much in the morality of the people around him and as a result this rather thought provoking piece is considered a morality play and the venue fitted this rather well.