ASB season of

Filthy Business

By Ryan Craig

14 AUG - 29 AUG 2018 — Comedy



Auckland Theatre Company


ASB Waterfront Theatre



Contains strong language

“When you’ve got no nation, no government, no place in the world, what have you got? Family. You can’t depend on anything else.”

East London, 1968. Yetta Solomon is the quintessential refugee who survived the un-survivable, then toiled in sweatshops to make her way in the world. Having built a mini-empire out of nothing, she takes no prisoners and suffers no fools. Now the formidable matriarch faces her toughest battle yet, as she presides over warring sons and a younger generation who can’t wait to move on. Determined to protect the legacy of her shop, how far will she go to keep the business in the family and the family in the business?

Ryan Craig grew up in the fourth generation of rubber retailers. Rather than run from his past, he chose to re-imagine it from within. The result is a fiery new family comedy that has won rave reviews and secured his place as one of Britain’s major new playwrights. Hysterically funny and historically fascinating, Filthy Business is a towering tribute to the entrepreneurial outsiders who have become the beating heart of every modern society.

Encounter contemporary theatre’s new Mother Courage in this epic and indomitable smash hit comedy.

“Get up off the floor you schmendricks!” Book now, or else!


Jennifer Ludlam

Jodie Dorday

Dates &

Tue 14 Aug 7:00 PM

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Wed 15 Aug 7:00 PM

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Thu 16 Aug 8:00 PM

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Fri 17 Aug 8:00 PM

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Sat 18 Aug 8:00 PM

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Tue 21 Aug 7:00 PM

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Wed 22 Aug 7:00 PM

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Thu 23 Aug 8:00 PM

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Fri 24 Aug 8:00 PM

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Sat 25 Aug 2:00 PM

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Sat 25 Aug 8:00 PM

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Sun 26 Aug 4:00 PM

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Tue 28 Aug 7:00 PM

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Wed 29 Aug 7:00 PM

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Preview/Matinee $20 - $52

Premiere $20 - $62

Standard $20 - $67

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Special Events

Backstage Story

Monday 30 Jul, 6:30pm | Meet the play’s cast and creative team to find out how they are approaching the show. Presented at ATC Studios, 487 Dominion Road.

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Sunday 26 Aug, 2:45pm (4.00pm show) | Come along and mingle with like-minded theatregoers and gain a deeper understanding of the context of the play at EAT/TALK/PLAY. These events include a seat at our pre-show talk in the Villa Maria Gallery 75 minutes prior to the performance, as well as a show programme and afternoon tea with coffee, tea and a glass of wine. A booking for the event is required. Food and beverage packages are $15.

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The Hamer Street car park is $8, and only a 5 minute walk from the ASB Waterfront Theatre. Spaces are limited.

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