A Curve Production

Abigail's Party



It’s 1977 and Beverly is throwing a little party for her neighbours: newlyweds Tony and Angela, and divorcee Sue.

Down the road, Sue’s teenage daughter Abigail is throwing a party of her own, but could it be the grown-ups’ night which really spirals out of control? With little help from long-suffering husband Laurence, Beverly desperately attempts to hold the evening together, but as her guise as the perfect hostess starts to slip and tempers begin to flare, the evening descends into chaos with hilarious and tragic consequences.

Curve’s first show to be staged in the round, this new production of Mike Leigh’s comedy will bring audiences intimately close to the action live on stage. Abigail’s Party is directed by Curve Associate Director Suba Das, who recently curated Curve’s Inside Out Festival and has previously directed for the National Theatre Studio, Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Young Vic.

Suitable for age 14+

All performances of Abigail’s Party will be staged in the round. This means that the actors are central to the audience – providing a more intimate and exciting experience. Therefore at every performance audience members will be able to choose on the night the seat they wish to sit in.

Please note: All tickets for Abigail’s Party will be unreserved.


£20 – £18*

£10* Previews (17 – 20 Oct)
£10* Under 16s
£10 Under 18s school groups
£15* Aged 16 – 26 yrs
£2.50 off for over 60s
£12* Groups of 10+
15% off for Members

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

By Mike Leigh

Suba Das

Set & Costume Designer
David Woodhead

Lighting Designer
David Holmes

Sound Designer
Ed Lewis

Act 1 – 1 hour
Act 2 – 40 mins

Abigail’s Party is set in the 1970’s, and smoking features prominently throughout the play. If you have any questions, please contact our Ticket Office on 0116 242 3595.


Cast & Creative

Natalie Thomas


Patrick Moy


Emily Head


Cary Crankson


Jackie Morrison


Show Dining

Available Fri - Sat