Mike Leigh's seminal 1977 play Abigail's Party has been revived at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where is stars Jill Halfpenny, Susannah Harker, Andy Nyman, Joe Absolom and Natalie Casey.

Set in 1970’s suburbia, the play sees Beverly (Halfpenny) and her husband Laurence (Nyman) host a drinks party for their neighbours. There is plenty of alcohol, an array of cheese-pineapple savoury bites and olives, and Demis Roussos on the record player. As prejudices are unmasked and tempers flare, the evening can only end in disaster.

Guests on opening night included Lara Pulver, Dervla Kirwan, Claire Sweeney, Marcus Brigstocke and former EastEnder Natalie Cassidy...

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