Presented by China Plate and Staatstheater Mainz.
Written and performed by Chris Thorpe
Developed with Rachel Chavkin and Lekan Lawal
Directed by Claire O’Reilly
A show about how not to blow up the planet.
We don’t really talk about nuclear weapons much. Even though they accompany us everywhere. Invisible guests in cafés, on the shelves of supermarkets, in line at the cash machine. Guests that could destroy all of that and more in a second.
A Family Business is about diplomats, activists, and a journey to change the world. If these weapons could wipe out all our tomorrows, then why aren’t we all talking about them today?
In partnership with Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. Supported by Warwick Arts Centre and using public funding by the National Lottery through ArtsCouncil England.
Age Guidance: 14+
Warnings: strong language, flashing lights, haze & themes of nuclear warfare
There will be a post-show discussion with Kate Hudson, the General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. This is free to attend and you do not need a ticket.
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What the press say
A Family Business is brilliant. A show which encourages us to be part of the urgent conversation and action for the sake of present and future generations. A show full of hope and humanity
What the public say
Cannot recommend it enough. Apart from the subject matter's urgency, its brilliant use of multi- lingualism, technology and staging has seared it in my brain