ASB season of

Filthy Business

By Ryan Craig

14 AUG - 29 AUG 2018 — Comedy



Auckland Theatre Company


ASB Waterfront Theatre


2 hours and 30 minutes including a 20-minute interval


Contains strong language

In gritty 1968 East London, 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?

A hilarious new fiery family drama by Ryan Craig, one of Britain’s hottest playwrights. 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. 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.

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



Preview/Matinee $20 - $52

Premiere $20 - $62

Standard $20 - $67

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Special Events


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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Backstage Story - ASB season of Filthy Business

Mon 30 Jul, 6:30 p.m. ATC Studios, 487 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden.

Pre-book your car park

Take the hassle out of finding a car park when you come to the show and pre-book your car park at the Hamer Street car park.

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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Show Programme


The ASB season of Filthy Business is the best show that ATC has staged this year.
Craig's script is fantastic; full of wit and dark humour​
The Theatre Tourist
Ludlam is commanding perfection as the fiery matriarch, taking Yetta's shtick and filling it with equal parts heart and malice.