In Context: A Small Family Business will feature Ayckbourn author and critic Michael Billington and playwright Mark Ravenhill exploring some of the issues raised by the play A Small Family Business.
Both have been vocal admirers of the play with Billington having named the play as one of his top ten plays of the 20th century. Ravenhill has frequently noted how he believes it is one of the most 'intensely political plays' of the '80s and had a huge influence on him.
The event will take place at the John Lydon Education Studio, next to the Old Vic Theatre, The Cut, London, on Monday 12 May at 2pm. It will run for approximately three hours.
Tickets are priced at £20 (£15 concessions) and can be booked at the National Theatre website by clicking here.
This is just one of several events organised by the National Theatre in conjunction with its revival of Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business from 1 April. Other events include:
> A platform talk with Alan Ayckbourn on Thursday 10 April (click here for further details).
> A platform talk with the production's director Adam Penford on Tuesday 15 April (click here for details).
Further details and bookings for A Small Family Business at the National Theatre can be found here.
If you would like to know more about the play A Small Family Business including its history, the playwright's views and critical reaction, visit the A Small Family Business section of Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website by clicking here.