Theatre Review | Abigail’s Party – Nuffield Southampton Theatres

Abigail’s Party is a bit of a cult classic, and it’s on tour right now, transporting theatres around the UK back to 1977 – complete with pineapple and cheese on sticks and platform heels.

I attended the opening night of the show when it arrived at NST this week to review it for Broadway World UK.

Here’s a snippet of what I thought:

“Beverly and her long-suffering husband Laurence (Daniel Casey) are hosting a party, complete with pineapple and cheese on sticks, of course. They’ve invited their new neighbours, Angela and Tony, as well as Susan, who’s been ousted from her house while her daughter, Abigail, hosts a rowdy party.

“As the drinks flow, tempers rise, and things grow tense. Each character reveals more and more about themselves, both in how they react to events and to each other, as the night goes on. It’s a great examination of human nature, class and society that translates well over 40 years after it was written.”

Read my full review

Jodie Prenger Beverly Rose Keegan Susan Dani[6611]

Photo credit: Manuel Harlan

Tickets gifted by Mayflower Theatre, but my opinions are all completely honest, unbiased and my own.




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