A Going Concern

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Nick Hern Books, 1993 - Drama - 80 pages
1966. London. Money is there for the making - but the white heat of the technological revolution has not yet reached Chapel and Sons, an ailing family business specialising in billiard tables. In the dilapidated workshop, three generations conspire against each other for control of a firm which might yet be turned into a goldmine.
First staged at the Hampstead Theatre, A Going Concern is at once a detailed naturalistic study, a lament for a passing industrial age and a reenactment of the ancient mythic struggle between fathers and sons. Though lovingly recreating the sixties, the play offers some ironic sidelights on the recessionary nineties.

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About the author (1993)

Stephen Jeffreys was born in London, England on April 22, 1950. He received a degree in English literature from Southampton University in 1972. He became a playwright. His plays included The Libertine, Lost Land, A Going Concern, and Backbeat. He wrote the screenplay for The Libertine and Diana. He died from a brain tumor on September 17, 2018 at the age of 68.

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