Abigail's Party

by Mike Leigh

Showing Sat 6 June - Fri 6 November Previews Fri 5 June, 8pm

Abigail's Party

This production ended on 06/11/2015

Synopsis

Beverly and her estate agent husband Laurence are entertaining their new neighbours – nurse Angela and ex-footballer Tony. Joining them is Susan, who’s been banished from her teenage daughter Abigail’s party.

Gradually this polite drinks and nibbles soirée descends into domestic anarchy. Tensions in the hosts’ barely functional marriage emerge and their obsessions, prejudices and petty competitiveness are ruthlessly and hilariously exposed.

A painfully funny dissection of 1970s social suburbia, peppered with leather sofas, Bacardi and Cokes, cheesy-pineapples and Demis Roussos.

Abigail’s Party will be a fresh, brand new production of the iconic play by award-winning director, playwright and film-maker Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies, Mr Turner and Vera Drake).

Please note: This production includes smoking on stage.

Running time: 2hr 35 min (inc. 20 min interval)

Production generously supported by a donation from Judith Johnstone.

Audio-described performance: Wed 7 October, 2pm
Captioned performance: Wed 16 September, 2pm
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Prices £32.50 - £10

Meet the Cast

  • Laurence
    Richard Earl
    Richard Earl
  • Susan
    Cate Hamer
    Cate Hamer
  • Beverly
    Polly Lister
    Polly Lister
  • Angela
    Frances Marshall
    Frances Marshall
  • Tony
    Jonny McPherson
    Jonny McPherson

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