The satire on the aspirations of the 1970s British middle class originally starred Alison Steadman as hostess from hell Beverly. Set at a suburban dinner party, which slowly unravels, Abigail’s Party was written by Mike Leigh for stage and screen in 1977 and is perhaps his best-known television work.
Other stand-out members of this small but perfectly formed cast include Joe Absolom who plays Tony, Natalie Casey is Angela and Susannah Harker plays Sue.
Theatre Breaks are now on sale – look out for deals at the nearby Thistle Hotels – the Picadilly and the Trafalgar. Of course you could just round to the Savoy to stay the night!
Theatre: Wyndham’s Theatre
Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DA
Theatre Bars: 4: Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle and Balcony.
On Sale: Ice Cream, confectionery, bar snacks souvenirs and programmes.
Theatre Loos: Ladies and Gents off of the Foyer and Stalls areas. Gents only at Dress Circle, Ladies only at Upper Circle and Balcony levels.
Closest Tube: Leicester Square
Taxi from the theatre: Hail a cab outside the theatre
Buses that pass the theatre: 24, 29, 176
Carparking: Charing Cross Westminter City Council car park at Cambridge Circus (150m). NCP at Bedfordbury and Upper St Martin’s Lane.
Hotels: Strand Palace Hotel, Thistle Royal Trafalgar, Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
Previous shows at the theatre: The King’s Speech Driving Miss Daisy, Ratpack Live from Las Vegas