High Tor Players are back with “Abigail’s Party”


22nd & 23rd November
Ashover Village Hall

Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh

 First performed at the Hampstead Theatre, London on 18th April 1977 and transmitted as a ‘Play for Today’ by the BBC 1 in the November the same year, Abigail’s Party has become one of Mike Leigh’s most Iconic works, much beloved by theatre goers.  Born from improvisation, it was built from the  ground up by its actors Alison Steadman, Tim Stern, Janine Duvitski, John Salthouse and Thelma Whitely.

It involves five unhappy people who are brought together, in true 1970s fashion, to spend an excruciating evening of social climbing, cutting remarks and acute discomfort, whilst teenager Abigail has a party next door.  Her mother, Sue, has been invited by Beverly and Laurence to spend the evening with them, along with two new people to the street, Angela and Tony.

Funny, awkward, sad, painful and shocking, this play has it all.

Tickets available
01629 733 407
Tickets £12