Embracing the trend of kitchen sink realism', Abigail's Party is a gritty suburban situation comedy satirising new
middle class ideals that emerged during the 1970s. Straining the limits of social decorum, Abigail's Party throws together
class differences, marriages and flirtations to produce a riveting piece of theatre.
Developed through lengthy improvisations, the deeply human play has attracted audiences for several decades; Abigail's
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More About Abigail's Party - Social Tensions Laid Bare
Abigail's Party takes place over one night and follows the adult dinner party taking place next door to Abigail's
Party. Attending the dinner are the hosts, aspirational middle class couples Beverly and Laurence Moss, lower middle class
newcomers Tony and Angela Cooper, and Susan Lawson, a divorcee and the mother of Abigail, who represents the upper middle
Throughout the evening Beverly asserts her dominance as a married woman with her perceived superior taste. As more alcohol
is consumed Beverly flirts with Tony and squabbles with Laurence's idea of taste. Beverly's ostentatious behaviour and the
underlying rifts between the guests lead to fatal consequences for one of the characters after struggling to uphold their
Written in 1977, Abigail's Party addresses many issues stillpresent in society today. Its poignancy led to its adaption
as a televised play for the BBC at the end of 1977, sealing its success as a realist piece of theatre. See this enthralling
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