Overview

Synopsis

Riotously funny and disturbingly compelling, Mike Leigh's classic satire on middle class aspirations is every bit as cutting as it ever was.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

A night of continuous guilty pleasure.

The Telegraph
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Synopsis

Before Kath & Kim made us cringe with delight, Abigail’s Party set the standard for disturbingly compelling satires on middle class aspirations. Desperate to impress, Beverly has invited her neighbours around for a decadent evening of cheese and pineapple sticks. But after a copious amount of alcohol, the party quickly descends into a night of social awkwardness, outrageous flirting and hilarious putdowns.

Step across the shagpile, down a gin and tonic and settle in for this riotously funny comedy classic starring Eryn Jean Norvill (All My Sons), directed by Stephen Nicolazzo (Dangerous Liaisons, The Moors).


Director Stephen Nicolazzo and actor Katherine Tonkin discuss reviving Mike Leigh’s iconic work.

Cast & Crew

Zoe Boesen

Zoe Boesen

Angela

Daniel Frederiksen

Daniel Frederiksen

Laurence

Eryn Jean Norvill

Eryn Jean Norvill

Beverly

Benjamin Rigby

Benjamin Rigby

Tony

Katherine Tonkin

Katherine Tonkin

Susan

Stephen Nicolazzo

Stephen Nicolazzo

Director

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Anna Cordingley

Set Designer

Eugyeene Teh

Eugyeene Teh

Costume Designer

Katie Sfetkidis

Katie Sfetkidis

Lighting Designer

Daniel Nixon

Daniel Nixon

Composer & Sound Designer

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Geraldine Cook-Dafner

Voice & Dialect Coach

News & Reviews

Reviews

A night of continuous guilty pleasure.

The Telegraph

A classic of excruciatingly comic social embarrassment.

The Independent

Brilliant, awful, vintage Leigh – a party to gatecrash.

The Guardian

An evening of escapism to the past which is every bit as dramatic, funny and relevant now as ever.

Huffington Post

Stephen Nicolazzo’s flair for retro makes Mike Leigh’s acerbic 1970s satire perfect for his mainstage directorial debut.

The Age

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