Abigail's Party (2015)
by Mike Leigh
In a 2009 interview Mike Leigh said, 'Of course i recognise the enduring popularity of Abigail's Party. It still hits a nerve about the way we live. It's real even though it's apparently a heightened and comic play. It's a reflection of the realities of how we live on several different levels. It's about aspirationalism and materialism, love and relationships. Like much of my work it's about the disease I call "the done thing" - basically, keeping up with the Joneses.'.
Last performed at the South London Theatre in 1985, we hope you enjoy the show and find it relevant. You may never go to a neighbour's drinks party again.
- Beverley - Laura Young
- Lawrence - Graham Rice
- Angela - Jenny Ross
- Tony - Jason Salmon
- Sue - Caroline Doyle
- Assistant Director - Barry Heselden
- Stage Manager - Graham Clements
- Operator - Malcolm Woodman
- Set Design - Alan Buckman
- Set Creative - Carole Ironside
- Wardrobe - Jenni Chadney
- Sound and Light Design - Bryon Fear, Bob Callender & Barry Heselden
- Poster Design - Bryon Fear
- Programme Design - Shona Doyle
Hazel Hindle, Jen Palmer-Violet, Mark Ireson, Michelle Thomson, Lisa Thomas, Michael Holland, the cast of The Thrill of Love and all of SLT's unsung heroes who so generously give up their time and share their expertise for the sheer love of it- that means Box Office, Front of House, Theatre Committee, General Council & the Bar Team - you all rock!
A little top up and a big "cheers" to- Yvonne and the team at The Gipsy Hill Tavern, staff at Bambino, Flaming Nora and Trevor at Bits and Bobs.
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