Following a triumphant West End season, Mike Leigh’s classic comedy Abigail’s Party comes to Milton Keynes Theatre 13 – 18 May.
Hannah Waterman, Martin Marquez, Samuel James, Katie Lightfoot and Emily Raymond star in Abigail’s Party, one of the most popular plays ever written.
Donna Summer is playing on the stereo. Dishes of cheese and pineapple are on the coffee table…the social get-together from hell is about to begin.
Beverly, and estate agent husband Laurence, have invited round new neighbours Tony and Ange and nervous divorcee Sue, twitchy about the party her fifteen-year-old daughter, Abigail, is throwing over the road. As Beverly plies the guests with alcohol, cigarettes, Demis Roussos and nibbles, this horribly compelling evening descends into drunkenness and debauchery. Comedy, drama and tragedy combine into an iconic piece of theatre.
Directed by Lindsay Posner who recently directed the all-star revival of Noises Off at the Old Vic and Butley, A View from the Bridge and Fiddler on the Roof in the West End and Relatively Speaking on tour and soon to open in the West End.
Hannah Waterman is best known for her role as Laura Beale in EastEnders and most recently seen in the West End in Billy Elliot, she is also in the film version of Les Misérables.
Abigail’s Party at the Milton Keynes Theatre from 13 – 18 May at 7.30pm ( Wed & Sat Mat 2.30pm)
Box Office: 0844 871 7652 or online: www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes