FOLLOWING their critically acclaimed and sell out tour of Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit this summer, BlackBox Theatre Company are back on the road again this autumn with Mike Leigh’s 70s classic, Abigail’s Party.

Aspirational Beverly and her put upon husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party for new neighbours, Angela and Tony, together with mild mannered divorcee, Sue, whose teenage daughter, Abigail, is also having a party a few doors away.

As the gin and tonics flow small talk turns to outrageous flirting, marital discord escalates and the thin veneer of middle-class respectability begins to peel away.

This iconic suburban comedy of manners is as relevant and grotesquely funny today as it was back in 1977. Full of wicked one-liners and 70s nostalgia, and as familiar as a cheese and pineapple hedgehog, Abigail’s Party is an absolute joy and firm favourite with audiences of all ages.

Abigail’s Party runs from October 20 to December 4, visiting Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Brickworks Museum Bursledon, Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Totton, St Nicholas Church Wickham, Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham and Forest Arts New Milton during the run.

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  • The Nutshell, Winchester – Thurs 28th Oct
  • Catisfield Memorial Hall, Fareham – Fri 5th Nov
  • Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton – Thurs 11th Nov
  • The Lights, Andover – Fri 12th Nov
  • Quay Arts, Isle of Wight – Weds 17th Nov
  • Longparish Village Hall, Andover – Fri 19th Nov
  • Corhampton Golf Club – Sat 20th Nov
  • St Nicholas Church, Wickham – Fri 26th Nov
  • Hurtsbourne Tarrant Community Centre – Sat 27th Nov
  • Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham – Fri 3rd Nov
  • Forest Arts, New Milton – Sat 4th Nov