BlackBox Theatre Company
Following their critically acclaimed and sell out tour of Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit this summer, BlackBox Theatre Company are back on the road again this autumn with Mike Leigh’s seventies classic, Abigail’s Party.
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Aspirational Beverly and her put upon husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party for new neighbours, Angela and Tony, together with mild mannered divorcee, Sue, whose teenage daughter, Abigail, is also having a party a few doors away. As the gin and tonics flow small talk turns to outrageous flirting, marital discord escalates and the thin veneer of middle-class respectability begins to peel away.
This iconic suburban comedy of manners is as relevant and grotesquely funny today as it was back in 1977. Full of wicked one-liners and 70s’ nostalgia, and as familiar as a cheese and pineapple hedgehog, Abigail’s Party is an absolute joy and firm favourite with audiences of all ages.
BlackBox are fast becoming one of the South’s leading professional touring theatre companies, with Abigail’s Party marking their 5th touring production.
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Abigail’s Party runs from 20 October – 4 December 2021, with performances across Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire and the Isle of Wight.
A list of dates for the Dorset and Hampshire shows are available below and you can book tickets online here
Weds 20 Oct @ 7.30pm The Bay Theatre, Weymouth
Fri 22 Oct @ 7.30pm Sarisbury Green Community Centre, Sarisbury Green, Fareham
Thurs 28 Oct @ 7.30pm The Nutshell, Winchester
Fri 29 Oct @ 7.00pm The Brickworks Museum, Bursledon, Southampton
Fri 5 Nov @ 7.30pm Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield, Fareham
Thurs 11 Nov @ 7.30pm Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton, Southampton
Fri 12 Nov @ 7.30pm The Lights, Andover
Weds 17 Nov @ 2.00pm & 7.30pm Quay Arts, Isle of Wight
Fri 19 Nov @ 7.30pm Longparish Village Hall, Longparish, Andover
Sat 20 Nov @ 7.30pm Corhampton Golf Club, Corehampton
Fri 26 Nov @ 7.30pm St Nicholas Church, Wickham
Sat 27 Nov @ 7.30pm Hurstbourne Tarrant Community Centre, Andover
Fri 3 Dec @ 7.30pm Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham
Sat 4 Dec @ 7.30pm Forest Arts Centre, New Milton
Proudly Supporting The Minstead Trust
BlackBox are once again proud to be supporting The Minstead Trust, a local charity that supports adults with learning disabilities and helps them to achieve greater independence and lead fulfilled lives.
Throughout the course of the tour, BlackBox will be helping raise awareness of the vital work this charity does, as well as much needed funds, with proceeds from programme sales being donated to the trust at the end of the tour.
For more information about the charity and ways you can support, head over to their website www.minsteadtrust.org.uk/