Tickets are now on sale for the Menier Chocolate Factory's West End transfer of their production of of Mike Leigh's acclaimed play, Abigail's Party. From the award-winning writer and director comes some of his best loved characters in this "brilliant and hilarious play" (Daily Telegraph).
In 1970's suburbia, Beverly and her husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party for their neighbours. There is plenty of alcohol, an array of cheese-pineapple savoury bites and olives, and Demis Roussos on the record player. But as prejudices are unmasked and tempers flare, the evening seems headed for disaster...
Mike Leigh's classic comedy Abigail's Party is directed by Lindsay Posner, who recently directed Noises Off at the Old Vic in London's West End. Other directing credits include: Butley (Duchess), A View from the Bridge (Duke of York's - Olivier nomination) and Fiddler on the Roof (Savoy - Olivier nomination).
The role of the infamous Beverly will be played by Jill Halfpenny, who won an Olivier Award in 2011 for her role as Paulette in Legally Blonde. Jill is also well known for her TV roles on EastEnders, Waterloo Road and Blue Murder. She is joined by Andy Nyman (frequent Derren Brown collaborator) as husband Laurence, Natalie Casey (Legally Blonde, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Angela, Joe Absolom (Eastenders's Matthew Rose) in his stage debut as Tony and the BAFTA-nominated Susannah Harker.
Book tickets to Abigail's Party today! Discounts and special offers available now.