Competition: WIN 2 Tickets To Everyman Cinema!



  1. Home
  2. UK
  3. News

London Classic Theatre announces the full cast for their UK tour of Mike Leigh’s classic comedy, Abigail’s Party.

It was 1977, the year of skin-tight polyester, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and Saturday Night Fever. The Sex Pistols were storming up the charts, skateboarding was the latest craze and Angela Rippon danced with Morecambe and Wise. And at Hampstead Theatre in London, Mike Leigh and his cast were putting the finishing touches to Abigail’s Party, ferocious black comedy and landmark of twentieth century theatre.

In her suburban living room, Beverly prepares for the arrival of her guests. She and husband Laurence will play host to neighbours Angela, Tony and Sue. As the alcohol flows and the ‘nibbles’ are handed around, Mike Leigh’s ruthless, achingly funny examination of 1970s British life begins…

Abigail’s Party premièred at Hampstead Theatre in 1977, with the role of Beverly being immortalised by Alison Steadman. London Classic theatre’s new tour opens at Theatre Royal, Winchester on 1 March 2023, with recently confirmed dates at Cambridge Arts Centre from 21 – 25 March before touring to a further nineteen venues across the country, concluding in Wales at Venue Cymru on 15 July.


Rebecca Birch (Beverly), Jo Castleton (Susan), Alice De-Warrenne (Angela), George Readshaw (Tony) and Tom Richardson (Laurence). 

Directed by Michael Cabot; Designed by Bek Palmer; Lighting by Matthew Green

ABIGAIL'S PARTY – 1 March 2023 – 15 July 2023

Further Information: Abigail’s Party « London Classic Theatre