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Abigail's Party at The Priory

Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh at the Priory Theatre, Kenilworth from 23 Feb to 2 March. Director Bev Avis Dakin.



It was 1977, the year of skin-tight polyester, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, and Saturday Night Fever. The Sex Pistols were storming up the charts, skateboarding was the latest craze, and Angela Rippon danced with Morecambe & Wise.

In her suburban living room, Beverly prepares for the arrival of her guests. She and husband Laurence will play host to neighbours Angela, Tony, as well as Susan, whose teenage daughter, Abigail is having a party to which Susan has been dis-invited.

As the alcohol flows and the ‘nibbles’ are handed around, Mike Leigh’s ruthless, achingly funny examination of 1970s British life begins…



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