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First look at Amanda Abbington and cast in Abigail's Party

Mike Leigh's play is being revived to mark its 40th anniversary

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Pictures have been released of Amanda Abbington in Theatre Royal Bath's 40th anniversary production of Abigail's Party.

The production is currently on a UK tour and opens officially in Oxford in April. Abbington plays Beverly in Mike Leigh's play which is set over one night at a dinner party.

The piece, which is a satire on the '70s middle classes in Britain, was made into a hit TV film in the early '80s starring Alison Steadman as Beverly. Steadman starred as the character in the play's original cast at Hampstead Theatre in 1977.

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Abigail's Party opens at Oxford Playhouse on 4 April and runs until 8 April. It then tours to Cambridge, Malvern and Richmond.

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