TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER
Made famous by the BBC Play for Today starring Alison Steadman, Abigail’s Party is an hilarious masterpiece of situation comedy.
Beverly and husband Laurence are entertaining their newlywed neighbours. Joining them is twitchy divorcee Sue, banished from the party of her teenage daughter, Abigail.
Over a stack of cheesy-pineapple sticks, small talk and splashes of alcohol, the appalling hosts’ soiree soon descends into chaos. As the sniping begins, this delicious comedy cracks open social climbing suburbia to savagely funny effect.
★★★★ ‘Melanie Gutteridge plays Bev with such pitch perfection that the character feels, finally, freed from Alison Steadman’s formidable legacy.’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘The greatest appeal of Abigail’s Party is its comedy, and this is plentiful under Rintoul’s direction’ BritishTheatre.com
★★★★★ ‘A pitch-perfect revival. Relevant, deliriously funny and truly unmissable’ ActDrop
★★★★ ‘A bittersweet trip down memory lane’ LondonTheatre1
"Can't praise the performances too highly" Fine Times Recorder
"Cringingly brilliant" Salisbury Journal
Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm and Thursday & Saturday matinees at 2.15pm (from 30 Oct)
Cast & Creatives
Director Douglas Rintoul
Designer Lee Newby
Sound Designer Ivan Stott
Lighting Designer Zoe Spurr