Eastbourne’s amusement is Abigail’s Party 2023
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Eastbourne’s amusement is Abigail’s Party 2023

It was 1977, the year that Elvis died, the Queen celebrated her Silver Jubilee, the Sex Pistols stormed the charts, and Abigail’s Party premiered at Hampstead Theatre, with Alison Steadman immortalizing the role of Beverly.

Beverly prepares her suburban living room for the advent of her visitors. She and her husband, a real estate agent, will host their new neighbors Angela, Tony, and Susan, an apprehensive divorcee.

As the alcohol pours and buttery pineapple snacks are passed around, Mike Leigh’s ruthless and hilarious examination of British life in the 1970s commences. Abigail’s Party is an undisputed classic due to its hilarious and horrifying appeal.

Entertainment in Eastbourne may be found at Abigail’s Party.

Rebecca Birch reprises her role as Beverly, the hostess, at the London Classic Theatre following the UK tour of My Mother Said I Never Should. Jo Castleton returns to the London Classic Theatre in the role of Susan, having previously performed in Boeing Boeing (UK tour).

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Her other theater credits include Vincent River at the Bridge Theatre in Brussels, War Horse at the National Theatre, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the National Theatre/Gielgud Theatre.

Alice De-Warrenne portrays Angela. George Readshaw is Tony for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Pinocchio (Greenwich Theatre), and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare’s Globe).

Moonlight and Magnolias (Frinton Summer Theatre), Indecent Proposal (Southwark Playhouse), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UK tour) are among his theatre credits.

And rounding out the ensemble, Tom Richardson plays the part of Laurence. The Snow Queen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Julius Caesar are among his theatrical credits.

Michael Cabot directs London Classic Theatre and is its founder and artistic director. Tickets start at £20, with concessions for all performances, including £10 for children and students, £15 for those under 25, and OVATION discounts. 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk for more information.

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