Set in 1977, Abigail’s Party follows Beverly as she throws a party for her neighbors, newlyweds Tony and Angela and divorcee Sue. Sue’s teenage daughter, Abigail, is throwing her own party down the street, but it seems to be the adults that are going to spiral out of control. Beverly tries to remain the perfect hostess with help from her husband, Laurence, but as tempers starts to rise and Beverley starts to lose control of the evening, things start to get out hand…

The thing that has intrigued me most about this play, is that it’s the Curve’s first show to be staged in the round – meaning the actors are central to the audience, providing a more intimate and exciting experience for the newest production of Mike Leigh’s comedy. Anyone invited to the party, directed by Curve Associate director Suba Das who recently curated Curve’s ‘Inside Out Festival’, are sure to be in for a treat.

The party arrived on the 17th October and will be finishing on the 8th November, with tickets starting from £18, you best get yourself down there pretty darn quick. Head to the website, curveonline.co.uk, or call the ticket office, 0116 242 3595, to grab your invite!


Taylor-Louise Rowley