Abigail’s Party


BlackBox Theatre Company


Abigail’s Party


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


October 2021

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


November 2021

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


December 2021

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/