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Abigail's Party

  • 17 - 19 July
Abigail's Party

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinee Wednesday 2.30pm

Mon 17 — Wed 19 Jul

It was 1977, the year of skin-tight polyester, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and Saturday Night Fever. The Sex Pistols were storming up the charts, skateboarding was the latest craze and Angela Rippon danced with Morecambe & Wise.

And at Hampstead Theatre in London, Mike Leigh and his cast were putting the finishing touches to Abigail’s Party, ferocious black comedy and landmark of twentieth century theatre.

In her suburban living room, Beverly prepares for the arrival of her guests. She and husband Laurence will play host to neighbours Angela, Tony and Sue. As the alcohol flows and the ‘nibbles’ are handed around, Mike Leigh’s ruthless, achingly funny examination of 1970s British life begins…

Abigail’s Party was premièred at the Hampstead Theatre in 1977, with the role of Beverly being immortalised by Alison Steadman. A record sixteen million people watched its broadcast as Play for Today, underlining its status as a true modern classic and national treasure.

Age Guidance 14+
Please note Contains strong language and the use of nicotine free e-cigarettes

Monday 17 - Wednesday 19 July

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinee 2.30pm

Tickets from £27.50

A Booking Fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

London Classic Theatre present


by Mike Leigh

Directed by Michael Cabot


Rebecca Birch Beverly
Jo Castleton Susan
Alice De-Warrenne Angela
George Readshaw Tony
Tom Richardson Laurence

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