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A Family Business

Thu 22nd Feb

A show about how not to blow up the planet.

Presented by China Plate and Staatstheater Mainz

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 Arts Council England.


Writer & Performer | Chris Thorpe

Director | Claire O’Reilly

Assistant Director on production | Tim Schmultzer

Dramaturg | Rachel Chavkin & Jörg Vorhaben

Casting Director | Christopher Worrall

Designer & Costume Designer | Eleanor Field

Sound Designer | Anna Clock

Lighting and AV Designer | Arnim Friess

Production Manager | Rob Athorn

Performer (James) | Greg Barnett

Performer (Layla) | Efé Agwele

Performer (Veronique) | Andrea Quirbach

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    Thu 22nd Feb 2024
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    Standard £12

    Live Pass £10

  • With Post-Show discussion

    Age Guidance: 14+

    Contains adult themes, strong language, haze & flashing lights.