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Abigail's Party

Acerbic comic drama about a neighbours' get-together in suburbia, in which the consumption of alcohol leads to the airing of prejudices and snobberies.

Comedy of manners focusing on the bourgeois affectation and sexual frustration of a young married couple. Abigail's mother Sue is invited to take refuge from her teenage daughter's party with a neighbouring couple, Beverly and Laurence. They have also invited Angela and Tony, new arrivals in the street. Beverly plies her guests with alcohol as Sue becomes increasingly withdrawn and embarrassed by the pretentious goings-on. Slowly, marital tensions emerge and the evening is breaking up in disarray when Laurence collapses with a heart attack.

1 hour, 45 minutes

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Wed 14 Oct 2020 21:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Beverly Alison Steadman
Laurence Tim Stern
Angie Janine Duvitski
Tony John Salthouse
Susan Harriet Reynolds
Director Mike Leigh
Producer Margaret Matheson
Writer Mike Leigh

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