2022 – Abigail’s Party

Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh was performed by TADS from Wednesday 11th – Saturday 14th May 2022.


Let’s travel back to the 1970s and a time of cheese and pineapple on sticks, paisley prints, and Demis Roussos.

This evening, suburban socialite Beverly and her husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party, despite Laurence arriving home late from work. They have invited their new neighbours, married couple Tony and Angela, along with their recently divorced next door neighbour Susan, who has been banished from her home as her teenage daughter Abigail is throwing her first party.

As the drinks flow, tensions rise. Beverly flirts with Tony, while Laurence sulks on the sofa. Sniping, bickering, and drunken dancing ensue, until the evening comes to a sudden unexpected close.


Beverly Sarah Jones
Laurence Tom Houghton
Angela Hazel Wright
Tony James Ager
Susan Lauren Desantos

Directed by Lisa Punter