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Abi is a fast paced, funny and intriguing new play taking a fresh look at Abigail's Party through the eyes of a feisty 15-year-old.
Abi at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Image: Queen's Theatre Hornchurch


Genre: Drama
Venue: Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)
Started: Tuesday 4 September 2018
Closed: Saturday 22 September 2018
Running time:1 hr 00 mins (no interval)
Age suitability: Not available


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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Postal address:
Billet Lane
Hornchurch RM11 1QT

Box office tel: 01708 443333

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Previews from:Tuesday 4 September 2018

Press night:Thursday 6 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 22 September 2018

Performance days & times

Various ‑ check schedule for details.


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


Safiyya Ingar - Abisheera


Author: Atiha Sen Gupta
Director: Sarah Brigham
Designer: Lee Newby
Lighting: Zoe Spurr
Sound: Ivan Stott
Production: Derby Theatre and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

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