Abigail's Party
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Dates:  Tuesday 27th to Saturday 31st October 2015
Venue:  Swan Theatre

Review

Synopsis: Mike Leigh and his actors have devised a wickedly sharp satire on lower‐middle‐class social pretensions that is generally considered to be a classic comedy of manners. The play is set in suburbia in 1977, and as the evening gets into full swing, tensions grow to exploding point culminating in hilarious, disastrous and embarrassing revelations. Abigail's Party is structured around a group of neighbours who meet for drinks while one couple's teenage daughter, Abigail, is holding a noisy teenage party nearby. The play is set in the living room of hostess, Beverley and Laurence her hard‐working estate agent husband. The guests are new neighbours Tony, a computer operator, and his nurse wife Angela who have been invited round for a soiree. As the evening unfolds you will begin to love, hate and feel sorry for the characters as they open the door on the ordinary and expose the underbelly of suburbia.

“A timeless comic delight” Evening Standard

“Wildly Entertaining” Mail on Sunday

Author:  Mike Leigh
Director:  Tony Childs