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ABIGAIL'S PARTY

Author: LEIGH MIKE
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Pub Date: 26/05/1983
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
ISBN: 9780140481808
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview While teenager Abigail parties a few doors away, the pretentious Beverly and her estate agent husband, Laurence, entertain their neighbours. But as the alcohol flows, tensions in the hosts' barely functional marriage emerge and their obsessions, prejudices, and petty competitiveness are exposed.
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Mike Leigh's 1970s classic play "Abigail's Party" focuses on an evening of domestic hell in the guise of a suburban drinks soiree. While teenager Abigail parties a few doors away, the pretentious Beverly and her estate agent husband, Laurence, entertain their neighbours - Abigail's mother, Susan, ex-footballer, Tony, and his wife, Angela. But as the alcohol flows, tensions in the hosts' barely functional marriage emerge and their obsessions, prejudices and petty competitiveness are ruthlessly, and hilariously, exposed. "Goose-Pimples", meanwhile, is easily as sharp and uncompromising. This time, the action focuses on ambitious casino croupier, Jackie, and Saudi businessman, Muhammad, who meet - and misunderstand - one another spectacularly.

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