Video: Meet the Filthy Business company in rehearsals

Posted on 28 February 2017.

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We go into Filthy Business rehearsals to speak to Writer Ryan Craig, Director Edward Hall and actor Sara Kestelman and get a sneak peek of the cast in action. Filthy Business opens on the Main Stage Friday 10 March. 

1968, East London.  Over the years and against all the odds, Yetta Solomon has built a thriving business from nothing through sheer grit and passion.  Ignoring all the obstacles - insufficient capital, economic downturns, aggressive competition - she has found a way to survive everything adversity could throw at her.

Now she faces her toughest challenge: her family. In a rapidly changing Britain, Yetta must protect the shop and keep it in the Solomon family. But her sons, grandchildren and in-laws have other ideas… Always ruthless, how far will she go to keep the business in the family and the family in the business?

Ryan Craig’s fiery new family comedy takes a closer look at the entrepreneurial outsiders who became part of the beating heart of modern Britain. Craig’s theatre credits include The Holy Rosenbergs and Our Class (both National Theatre) and What We Did to Weinstein (Menier Chocolate Factory).

Hampstead Theatre’s Artistic Director, Edward Hall, has directed some of Hampstead’s biggest hits including Chariots of Fire, Wonderland, Rabbit Hole and the Oliver Award winning musical, Sunny Afternoon.

Olivier Award winner Sara Kestelman returns to Hampstead following her role as Clio in Tony Kushner’s sell-out hit The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures last year. Her other theatre credits include Peter Brook's seminal production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (RSC), Michael Frayn's award-winning Copenhagen (National Theatre/West End) and Cabaret (Donmar). Recent television includes BAFTA winning In The Flesh and Maigret and film credits include ZardozLisztomania and Lady Jane.

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