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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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Hornchurch RM11 1QT
Performance days & times
Tue - Thu: £19, £23.50, £27
Fri & Sat: £21.50, £26, £29
£8 tickets are available for Under 26s (Tue - Thu & previews only)
Jump the Q season ticket for 3 shows at £45 (£15 per show)
Audio Description is available at all performances.
Sign Language Interpreted performance
Wed 19 Sep | 7.30pm
Dementia Friendly performance
Thu 20 Sep | 1.30pm
Liam Bergin - Tony
Amy Downham - Angela
Susie Emmett - Susan
Melanie Gutteridge - Beverly
Christopher Staines - Laurence
Author: Mike Leigh
Director: Douglas Rintoul
Designer: Lee Newby
Lighting: Zoe Spurr
Sound: Ivan Stott
Fight director: Bethan Clark of RC-Annie Ltd
Production: A Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Derby Theatre, Wiltshire Creative and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg production