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Abigail’s Party

Bishop’s Stortford Theatre at Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford

Contexture Theatre, Bishop Stortford’s acclaimed professional theatre company present Mike Leigh’s ground breaking comedy of manners. Set in the ‘London side of Essex', the bored and frustrated Beverly invites her new neighbours, Angela and Tony, over for drinks. She also invites her neighbour Susan, whose fifteen-year-old daughter Abigail is holding a party at home. What starts off as an awkward soirée of strangers, degenerates quickly into an inter-marital battle of wills and flirtation as it careers towards its startling climax. Mike Leigh’s biting satire of the new middle class in the 70’s hilariously exposes the obsessions, prejudices, fears and competitiveness of its characters and became an era-defining play.

Tickets: £17/£15 concs, £12 Groups 10+, £12 Schools

Box Office: 01279 710200 or book online: www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

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