The Business 

Based on Vassa Zheleznova By Maxim Gorky Written

Written by Jonathan Gavin

March/April 2017

Originally commissioned and presented by Sydney’s Belvoir St. Theatre in 2011, Valley Artists’ The Business was directed by Micaela Elphick.

The Business is a tough social satire which explores such issues as generational conflict, sibling rivalry, materialism and excess, entitlement, desire and betrayal with razor-sharp intelligence and dark humour.Karen Toohey returned to Valley Artists to play matriarch Van, her sons Ron and Simon were played by Rod Sinnamon and Dain Southwell and Karen Jones played daughter Anna. PJ Wallis and VA newcomer Sophie Cook played daughters-in-law Natalie and Jennifer, Peter Firminger played business manager Michael and another VA newcomer Chris Dibb took on the role of Van’s brother-in-law and aggrieved business partner Gary.