Programme 

Production Date:  June 1988

Directed by: Jan Case

Playwright: Mike Leigh

Genre: Drama

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill

 

Synopsis:

 

Suburbanites Laurence and Beverly are entertaining their new neighbors Angela and Tony as well as Susan, whose teenage daughter is having at party at which her mother is less than welcome.

 

Over drinks and snacks, good will, cliches and fatuous small talk abound. Tension escalates as a sense of marital strain between Beverly and Laurence emerges, Susan's anxiety as to what is happening at her daughter's party skyrockets increasingly evident as rock music penetrates the room, and Beverly and Angela offer some supremely tactless remarks. Horrific reality breaks into their smug world as Laurence has a fatal heart attack.


BHTC NOTES: So far only the programme has been discovered from this production.

 

PLAYWRIGHT: Mike Leigh Mike Leigh OBE (born February 20, 1943) is an English film and theatre director.

 

Assistant Director

Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Construction

Sound & Lighting

Properties Team

Prompt

Box Office

Front of House

Barbara Chamberlain

Terry Thompsett

Elizabeth Batten

Terry Thompsett

Roy Lewry, Richard Griffin & Ben Dawson

Margaret Coveney & Phillipa Jones

Hilary Smith

Graham Wood

Rosalind Wood

Crew

Julia Clark
John Raper

Teresa Hart

John Kitson

Jackie Hartley

Beverly

Laurence

Angela

Tony

Susan

Cast

ABIGAIL'S PARTY

ABIGAIL'S PARTY

BHTC Production Number: 145

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