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Abigail’s Party

by Mike Leigh

17 March — 21 April 2018

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

Before Kath & Kim made us cringe with delight, Abigail’s Party set the standard for disturbingly compelling satires on middle class aspirations.

Approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes. No interval.

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Zoe Boesen

Zoe Boesen

Angela

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Pip Edwards

Beverly

Daniel Frederiksen

Daniel Frederiksen

Laurence

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Benjamin Rigby

Tony

Katherine Tonkin

Katherine Tonkin

Susan

Stephen Nicolazzo

Stephen Nicolazzo

Director

Anna Cordingley

Anna Cordingley

Set Designer

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Eugyeene Teh

Costume Designer

Katie Sfetkidis

Katie Sfetkidis

Lighting Designer

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Daniel Nixon

Composer & Sound Designer

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Geraldine Cook-Dafner

Voice & Dialect Coach

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Desperate to impress, Beverly has invited her neighbours around for a decadent evening of cheese and pineapple sticks and Donna Summer records. But after a copious amount of alcohol, her fantasy cocktail party quickly descends into a night of social awkwardness, outrageous flirting and razor-sharp putdowns as the bleak reality of 1970s suburbia sets back in.

Step across the shagpile, down a gin and tonic and settle in for this vivid revival directed by Stephen Nicolazzo (Dangerous Liaisons, The Moors), ‘one of Australia’s most thrilling young directors’ (Time Out).

You can also download a copy of the show programme for Abigail’s Party before you head to the theatre, and a range of other information about the show – ranging from interviews to podcasts – can be found throughout the season here at mtc.com.au/backstage.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance