Comedy of Bad Manners ABIGAIL'S PARTY Returns to the Masque Theatre
Mike Leigh's classic comedy of bad manners, ABIGAIL'S PARTY, is back at the Masque Theatre by popular demand for a limited season. For the duration of the run, the theatre will offer a two-for-one winter ticket special on all bookings.
ABIGAIL'S PARTY takes audiences on a hilarious journey forty years back in time to 1977: the age of wacky wallpaper, questionable couture, and some seriously sickening concepts of cuisine. Join Beverly and Laurence for an evening of drinks and drama in their middle-class home, along with their not quite so classy neighbours, Angela and Tony. Beverly immediately gets to work making sure everyone has a drink in hand, and shortly after, the four are joined by upper-class Susan, who has been instructed by her daughter, Abigail, to vacate the house while she and a few friends throw a party. Susan arrives expecting dinner but is instead persuaded by a persistent Beverly to partake in a drink or two. As the evening progresses, tensions grow and comic moments spring up all over the place, turning the adults' party into one potentially more raucous than that of teenage Abigail down the street.
Featuring an enthrallingly kitsch set, witty and snappy dialogue and a stellar cast, ABIGAIL'S PARTY is a theatrical throwback not to be missed. Audience members are encouraged to get their groove on by arriving in their best 1970s gear.
ABIGAIL'S PARTY runs on selected dates from 11 - 19 August, with tickets costing R100 per double ticket. Bookings are through Computicket.