Family Business

Tue 25th – Sat 29th Oct 2011


“It is masterfully written... Not to be missed.”





A Watford Palace Theatre and Oxford Playhouse Co-Production


Retired entrepreneur William invites his four grown-up children to visit his beautiful converted barn in the Welsh Borders to celebrate his birthday. They join with William's carer Solomon to toast another year, but everyone has their own business in mind...

Warm, intelligent and witty, Family Business is the world premiere production of Julian Mitchell's new play, which movingly explores the relationships that underpin family life.

Mitchell's plays include: Another Country (an award-winning film and West End hit), Falling Over England and After Aida. He was also a regular writer for the much loved Inspector Morse series and has written the screenplays for numerous films including Wilde and Vincent & Theo.

Family Business is directed by Matthew Lloyd, previously Artistic Director at Manchester's Royal Exchange and Associate Director at Hampstead Theatre. It is designed by Ruari Murchison.

Michelle, Director of the Oxford Playhouse: "From the moment I read this play, I knew I wanted to bring it to Oxford and I'm delighted that the Playhouse is co-producing it with Watford Palace Theatre. It is masterfully written, thoroughly engaging and, with echoes of King Lear, reveals eternal dilemmas, truths and reflections on family life. Not to be missed."

Admission: £22.50(£15.50)

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