by Mike Leigh
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 2m, 3f
British suburbanites Laurence and Beverly are entertaining their new neighbors, Angela and Tony as well as Susan, whose teenage daughter, Abigail is having a party to which Susan has been dis-invited. Over drinks and snacks, cliches and fatuous small talk abound.
Named among the "10 most influential postwar British plays" by Guardian UK!
Winner! 2013 Whatsonstage.com Award, Best Play Revival
"A brutally accurate portrait of people who link ownership with status and who surround themselves with expensive objects...for which they have no practical use... An almost Strindbergian vision of marital loathing." - Guardian UK
“Abigail’s Party” may be the most uncomfortable comedy in New York right now, and I’d sit through it again in a second. - Thew New York Times, Read More
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Laurence and Beverly's house. Early and late evening in spring.
- Ensemble cast
Abigail's Party was first presented at the Hampstead THeatre in London on April 18, 1977. It was directed by the author.