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Abigail's Party

by BlackBox Theatre Company

comedy, theatre

Mike Leigh's iconic 70s comedy

about the production

Aspirational Beverly and her put upon husband, Laurence, are hosting a drinks party for their neighbours, Angela, Tony and mild mannered divorcee, Sue. As the gin flows and the music plays, our hostess gets louder, small talk turns to outrageous flirting, marital discord and anxieties escalate and the thin veneer of middle class respectablity begins to peel away. This classic suburban comedy is as relevant and grotesquely funny today as it's always been. As familiar as a cheese and pineapple hedgehog, Abigail's Party is an absolute joy and always an audience favourite. DO YOU LIKE DEMIS ROUSSOS?

about the artist

Formed in 2016, BlackBox is fast gaining the reputation of becoming one of the South Coast’s leading professional touring companies - producing highly acclaimed new work alongside the modern classics. We visit smaller venues and rural communities in and around Hampshire including arts centres, village halls, museums, churches and even perform regularly on the old cross channel hovercraft based at Lee on the Solent. The company was recently made Associate Artists at Hanger Farm Arts Centre

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stage dimensions

width: 4 metres

height: 3 metres

depth: 3 metres

We're completely self contained and travel with all our own lighting, sound and staging

Ages 10+

"...director, Chris Hawley, masterminds this to near perfection ... fabulous stuff" BOUNCERS 2017

Chichester Observer

"An absolute hilarious and magical BlackBox of delights! I can't wait to see what they come up with next" The 39 Steps 2019

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Fully Accessible. We also offer free tickets to helpers and carers of disabled audience members

We're always happy to chat with audience members after the show or include a Q&A

Various - 80/20% split, £600 guarantee or straight hire, depending on the venue