Filthy Business at the Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU

ABOUT Filthy Business

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Filthy 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.

Critically acclaimed actor Sara Kestelman takes on the lead role of matriarch Yetta Solomon in this epic new work, directed by Edward Hall.

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.

Filthy Business will run on 10 March 2017 until 22 April 2017 at Hampstead Theatre.


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?


The cast features Sara Kestelman, Vanessa Babirye, Jack Bannon, Callie Cooke, Stephen Critchlow, Edmund Derrington, Elizabeth Hill, Louis Hilyer, Dorian Lough, Tunji Lucas, Mairead McKinley, Keenan Munn-Francis and Callum Woodhouse.


A new play by Ryan Craig. Directed by Edward Hall with design by Ashley Martin-Davis, lighting by Rick Fisher and composed by Simon Slater.


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