Mike Leigh’s classic play Abigail’s Party will replace The King’s Speech at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End from 15 May. The production stars Jill Halfpenny (EastEnders) as Beverly Moss – the “brutal hostess with shoulders like a lifeguard and a walk to match” – and comes from the Menier Theatre where it was in March of the year.
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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.
Abigail’s Party Hotel and Theatre Breaks
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!
Abigail’s Party Theatre File
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