Ruthlessly accurate and painfully funny 'Abigail's Party' is coming to the Cambridge Arts Theatre

PUBLISHED: 07:20 06 April 2017

Theatre Royal Bath March 2017 Dress Rehearsal
Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh   Directed by Sarah Esdaile
Janet Bird / Designer    Paul Pyant / Lighting Designer
Lucy Cullingford / Movement Dance
Amanda Abbington as Beverly  Ben Caplan as Laurence
Charlotte Mills as Angela   Ciar�n Owens as Tony
Rose Keegan as Susan
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Theatre Royal Bath March 2017 Dress Rehearsal Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh Directed by Sarah Esdaile Janet Bird / Designer Paul Pyant / Lighting Designer Lucy Cullingford / Movement Dance Amanda Abbington as Beverly Ben Caplan as Laurence Charlotte Mills as Angela Ciar�n Owens as Tony Rose Keegan as Susan �NOBBY CLARK +44(0)7941-515770 +44(0)20-7274-2105 nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

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The Cambridge Arts Theatre is welcoming what has been described as a ruthlessly accurate and painfully funny observation of suburbia comedy.

Theatre Royal Bath March 2017 Dress Rehearsal
Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh   Directed by Sarah Esdaile
Janet Bird / Designer    Paul Pyant / Lighting Designer
Lucy Cullingford / Movement Dance
Amanda Abbington as Beverly  Ben Caplan as Laurence
Charlotte Mills as Angela   Ciar‡n Owens as Tony
Rose Keegan as Susan
©NOBBY CLARK
+44(0)7941-515770
+44(0)20-7274-2105
nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk





Theatre Royal Bath March 2017 Dress Rehearsal Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh Directed by Sarah Esdaile Janet Bird / Designer Paul Pyant / Lighting Designer Lucy Cullingford / Movement Dance Amanda Abbington as Beverly Ben Caplan as Laurence Charlotte Mills as Angela Ciar‡n Owens as Tony Rose Keegan as Susan ©NOBBY CLARK +44(0)7941-515770 +44(0)20-7274-2105 nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

‘Abigail’s Party’ tells the story of a drinks party, hosted by Beverly and estate agent husband Laurence, which descends into chaos as she invites round her new neighbours.

On the guest list is Tony and Ange, along with nervous divorcee Sue, jittery about the bash her teenage daughter, Abigail, is throwing up the road.

Beverly, played by Sherlock actress Amanda Abbington, however, has stacked a plate of little cheesy-pineapple sticks and plied her guests with alcohol and cigarettes before things get out of hand.

The show became an instant classic when it first appeared as a BBC Play For Today in 1977, the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

Theatre Royal Bath March 2017 Dress Rehearsal
Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh   Directed by Sarah Esdaile
Janet Bird / Designer    Paul Pyant / Lighting Designer
Lucy Cullingford / Movement Dance
Amanda Abbington as Beverly  Ben Caplan as Laurence
Charlotte Mills as Angela   Ciar‡n Owens as Tony
Rose Keegan as Susan
©NOBBY CLARK
+44(0)7941-515770
+44(0)20-7274-2105
nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk





Theatre Royal Bath March 2017 Dress Rehearsal Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh Directed by Sarah Esdaile Janet Bird / Designer Paul Pyant / Lighting Designer Lucy Cullingford / Movement Dance Amanda Abbington as Beverly Ben Caplan as Laurence Charlotte Mills as Angela Ciar‡n Owens as Tony Rose Keegan as Susan ©NOBBY CLARK +44(0)7941-515770 +44(0)20-7274-2105 nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

Directed by Sarah Esdaile the performance combines comedy, drama and tragedy into an iconic piece of theatre.

The production runs from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 April, and tickets start at £24.

To book and for more information, call 01223 503333 or visit cambridgeartstheatre.com

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