London Classic Theatre brings ‘Abigail’s Party’ by Mike Leigh to The Everyman

The show is part of its 2023 tour of this true modern classic.

London Classic Theatre brings Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh to The Everyman at the end of the month with a star-studded cast.

The show will take place at The Everyman from Monday May 29th – Friday June 2nd with post-show talk on Tuesday May 30th. Directed by Michael Cabot, the talented cast includes Rebecca Birch (Beverly), Jo Castleton (Susan), Alice De-Warrenne (Angela), George Readshaw (Tony) and Tom Richardson (Laurence).

London Classic Theatre (LCT) Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh Beverly-Rebecca Birch Laurence-Tom Richardson Angela-Alive De-Warrenne Tony-George Readshaw Susan-Jo Castelton Dir: Michael Cabot Photo © SBurnett

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 Susan. As the alcohol flows and the ‘nibbles’ are handed around, Mike Leigh’s ruthless, achingly funny examination of 1970’s British life begins…

Tickets for the show are on sale now from The Everyman website here starting at €16.

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