Abigail's Party


Beverly and husband Laurence are entertaining their newlywed neighbours and twitchy divorcee Sue. Over a stack of cheesy-pineapple sticks, small talk and splashes of alcohol, the appalling host's soiree soon descends into chaos.
Abigail’s Party at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

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Overview


Genre: Comedy
Venue: Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)
Starts: Thursday 30 August 2018
Closes: Saturday 22 September 2018
Running time:2 hrs 20 mins (approx)
Age suitability: 11+

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Synopsis


Beverly and husband Laurence are entertaining their newlywed neighbours.


Joining them is twitchy divorcee Sue, banished from the party of her teenage daughter.


Over a stack of cheesy-pineapple sticks, small talk and splashes of alcohol, the appalling host's soiree soon descends into chaos.


As the sniping begins, this delicious comedy cracks open social climbing suburbia to savagely funny effect.


Set in seventies Romford, with Donna Summer top of the hit parade and adults behaving disgracefully, join us for a great night out at the drinks party from hell!


Made famous by the BBC 'Play for Today' starring Alison Steadman, this fresh but faithful look at an iconic classic is directed by Douglas Rintoul (Made in Dagenham, The Crucible, Rope).


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Billet Lane
Hornchurch RM11 1QT

Box office tel: 01708 443333

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 30 August 2018

Press night:Saturday 1 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 22 September 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£12.50, £17, £19.50

Standard:

Tue - Thu: £19, £23.50, £27

Fri & Sat: £21.50, £26, £29


Concessions:

£8 tickets are available for Under 26s (Tue - Thu & previews only)

Jump the Q season ticket for 3 shows at £45 (£15 per show)


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Access information


Audio Description is available at all performances.


Sign Language Interpreted performance

Wed 19 Sep | 7.30pm


Dementia Friendly performance

Thu 20 Sep | 1.30pm


Cast


Liam Bergin - Tony

Amy Downham - Angela

Susie Emmett - Susan

Melanie Gutteridge - Beverly

Christopher Staines - Laurence


Creatives


Author: Mike Leigh
Director: Douglas Rintoul
Designer: Lee Newby
Lighting: Zoe Spurr
Sound: Ivan Stott
Production: A Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Derby Theatre, Wiltshire Creative and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg production

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