Abigail’s Party

Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh

Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th April 2002

A drinks party at Beverly’s house allows her and her husband Laurence to get to know new neighbours Angela and Tony with a visit from Susan whose daughter Abigail is throwing a party a few doors down. Marital problems, hatred and desire all make an appearance, along with cheese & pineapple cocktail sticks, a few olives and copious drinks. The tension escalates as the marital strain between Beverly and Laurence surfaces. Susan’s anxiety over Abigail’s party accelerates as rock music and God-knows-what permeate the room.