Abigail's Party

A stage and screen classic of living-room drama comes to the Arts   


In the 40 years since its theatrical debut, Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party has become an undisputed classic of both stage and screen. 

Set in a suburban living room, the action revolves around a gathering of neighbours hosted by the insufferable Beverly. Between cheese and pineapple sticks, Demis Roussos records and too many glasses of (refrigerated) beaujolais, tensions begin to rise in the group. Prejudices are unmasked, awkward silences become heated rows and two marriages begin to unravel before the play takes a sudden, tragic turn.  

Abigail’s Party comes to Cambridge Arts Theatre, in all its hilarious, excruciating glory, from 10 to 15 April. Tickets start at £23.