Mon 29 May - Fri 2 Jun

ABIGAIL'S PARTY BY MIKE LEIGH

"Mike Leigh’s comic masterpiece is as 70s as it gets…the original cringe comedy…" - The Guardian
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London Classic Theatre presents
Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh

MON 29 MAY–FRI 2 JUN
Live at The Everyman

London Classic Theatre brings Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh to The Everyman as part of its 2023 tour of this true modern classic.

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.

At Hampstead Theatre in London, Mike Leigh and his cast were putting the finishing touches to Abigail’s Party, the 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 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 on the BBC’s Play for Today, underlining its status as a true modern classic.

“Mike Leigh’s comic masterpiece is as 70s as it gets…the original cringe comedy…” – The Guardian

“The suburban drinks party from hell…” – Evening Standard

CAST

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

CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by Michael Cabot
Set & Costume Designer Bek Palmer
Lighting Designer Matthew Green
Producer Kathryn Cabot

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Ticket from €16 Running time 135 MIN | INTERVAL

Age recommendation: 12A

Trigger Warnings: Strong language, Themes of an adult nature

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Date Time Prices
2023-05-29 8:00 pm €31 | Concession €28 | Student €16 Buy Tickets
2023-05-30 8:00 pm €31 | Concession €28 | Student €16 Buy Tickets
2023-05-31 8:00 pm €31 | Concession €28 | Student €16 Buy Tickets
2023-06-01 8:00 pm €31 | Concession €28 | Student €16 Buy Tickets
2023-06-02 8:00 pm €31 | Concession €28 | Student €16 Buy Tickets

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