Jill Halfpenny takes the lead role in Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Directed by Lindsay Posner, the cast also includes Natalie Casey, Joe Absolom, Andy Nyman and Susannah Harker.
Abigail’s Party is set in In 1970's suburbia. Beverly and her husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party for their neighbours. There is plenty of alcohol, an array of cheese-pineapple savoury bites and olives, and Demis Roussos on the record player. But as prejudices are unmasked and tempers flare, the evening seems headed for disaster...
In this production of Abigail’s Party the infamous Beverley is played by Jill Halfpenny, who won both a Whatsonstage.com and Olivier Award in 2011 for her role as Paulette in Legally Blonde (Savoy). She is also well known for her TV roles on EastEnders, Waterloo Road and Blue Murder. The stellar cast also includes Natalie Casey (Two Pints Of Lager & A Packet Of Crisps), Joe Absolom (Eastenders, Doc Martin), Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories, Terrible Advice) and Susannah Harker (House Of Cards, Pride & Prejudice).
Critics have been praised this new production of Abigail’s Party at the Wyndham’s Theatre, "Lindsay Posner's vibrant, splendidly cast revival" said The Independent, "Savagely funny" said The Financial Times and "A night of continuous guilty pleasure" said The Daily Telegraph.
Mike Leigh's classic comedy is directed by Lindsay Posner, who recently directed Noises Off at the Old Vic and Novello Theatre. His other credits include Butley (Duchess), A View from the Bridge (Duke of York's) and Fiddler on the Roof (Savoy - Olivier nomination).
Get your Abigail’s Party Tickets today for the show Time Out describes as "Great, savage fun"