For the 2nd production in our 70th anniversary year, the St John’s Players are maintaining the theme of 70 and have appositely chosen the 1970s classic, Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh.
It will run from 9 – 12 October 2019 at the Vesta Tilley Studio, Swan Theatre, Worcester. Tickets are now available from Worcester Live Box Office.
British suburbanites Laurence and Beverly are entertaining their new neighbours, Angela and Tony, as well as Susan, whose teenage daughter, Abigail, is having a party to which Susan has been dis-invited. Over drinks and snacks, clichés and fatuous small talk abound. The tension escalates as the marital strain between Beverly and Laurence surfaces. Susan’s anxiety over Abigail’s party accelerates as rock music and God-knows-what permeate the room. As Beverly and Angela offer some supremely tactless remarks, reality breaks through the smugness as the evening climaxes with a tragic incident.
A dark, thought-provoking play interspersed with black comedy.
No admission once the performance has started.
An amateur production directed by David Scott.
By special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd a Concord Theatricals Company.