Abigail's Party

Abigail's Party

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Amanda Abbington stars in Mike Leigh’s undisputed classic, Abigail’s Party.

It’s 40 years since the appalling Beverly first put Donna Summer on the turntable, stacked a plate with little cheesy-pineapple sticks, plied her guests with alcohol, cigarettes and Demis Roussos and slow-danced her way across the shag-pile into theatrical history.

The drinks party from hell begins when she and husband Laurence invite round new neighbours, Tony and Ange, along with nervous divorcee Sue; jittery about the bash her teenage daughter, Abigail, is throwing up the road. As that party reportedly gets out of hand, this one too descends into chaos, and comedy, as drama and tragedy combine into an iconic piece of theatre.

Amanda Abbington is best-known for playing Mary Morstan in Sherlock, Miss Mardle in Mr Selfridge and DS Jo Moffat in Cuffs. Directed by Sarah Esdaile (Talking Heads, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), this new production of Mike Leigh’s legendary play is as hilarious and horribly compelling as ever.

Abigail’s Party at Oxford Playhouse is sponsored by Wenn Townsend

Duration: 2 hours with interval

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Age guideline: 12+

Post show talk: Tue

  • Pricelessly funny and painfully accurate
       
    Time Out
  • A sharp, satirical play that remains as painfully funny as ever
       
    Times
  • Brilliantly cringe-making
       
    Mail on Sunday
  • Enduringly audacious
       
    Sunday Express

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