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A contemporary response to Abigail's Party by Atiha Sen Gupta.
From an original idea by Sarah Brigham.
After one of her regular visits to see grandmother Abigail in hospital, 15 year old Abisheera ('Abi' for short) decides to throw her one last party, convinced it will get her beloved Nan back on her feet.
Struggling to face the imminent reality of life without the only family member she is close to, Abi throws her all into planning Abigail's final party.
But as Abi tries to clear her head and her grandmother's flat, family secrets begin to surface.
Will Abigail's past threaten Abi's already fragile present?
This fresh new piece of writing, commissioned by Derby Theatre and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch as part of the RETOLD series, is by one of Britain's most exciting new writers.
RETOLD, is a series of new one-woman plays from some of the most sensational female voices in contemporary theatre today. RETOLD's aim is to crack open classic tales and see the story afresh from the perspective of a female character.
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Hornchurch RM11 1QT
Performance days & times
Wednesday - 5-30pm (19 Sept)
Thursday - 4-30pm (6 Sept)
Saturday - 4-30pm (15 Sept)
£10, £8 when purchased with Abigail's Party or JTQ.
Under 26s £8.
Wed - Sat:
£12, £10 when purchased with Abigail's Party or JTQ
Under 26s £8
Author: Atiha Sen Gupta
Director: Sarah Brigham
Designer: Lee Newby
Lighting: Zoe Spurr
Sound: Ivan Stott
Production: Derby Theatre and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch