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    Abigail's Party

    On tour across Dorset and Hampshire


    Blackbox Theatre Company

    Abigail's Party

    Abigail’s Party runs from 20 October – 4 December 2021, with performances across Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire and the Isle of Wight.

    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.

    Do you like Demis Roussos?

    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.

    A full list of tour dates, ticket prices and means to book tickets is available via Blackbox Theatre Company's website