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Win National Theatre tickets to see A Small Family Business & The Silver Tassie

Win tickets to A Small Family Business at National Theatre

The National Theatre is offering two lucky winners the chance to win a pair of tickets to enjoy the best of their season’s offerings.

A Small Family Business

Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business, a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed, returns to the National where it premiered in 1987. 

A Small Family Business runs from 1 April.

The Silver Tassie

Ireland, World War One. Dashing Harry Heegan leads his football team to victory, arriving home in swaggering celebration before he grabs his kit and heads for the trenches. A nightmare world awaits. The men, reduced to cannon-fodder, speak in mangled incantations as the casualties stack up. Months later, Harry returns, a cripple at the football club party. Everyone but the shattered war veterans dances and forgets.

Peppered with acrid wit and dark vaudeville humour, Sean O’Casey’s powerful, huge and rarely performed anti-war play of 1928 displays a jagged madness that belies its Dublin tenement setting and gives full expression to the horror and waste of war.

The Silver Tassie runs from 15 April

For more information and to book tickets to either of these plays visit or call the Box Office on 020 7452 3000

Competition closing date

Monday, 7 April 2014 - 11:00pm

Competition prize

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to see both A Small Family Business and The Silver Tassie at the National Theatre; simply answer the question below:


Edina Lengyel and Clair Chen

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to all our winners!

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