Abigail's Party

Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London
Abigail's Party - photo by Catherine Ashmore

Following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Lindsay Posner’s hit production of Mike Leigh’s seminal 70s comedy Abigail’s Party transfers to the West End.

Starring original cast members Jill Halfpenny, Joe Absolom, Natalie Casey, Susannah Harker and Andy Nyman, Abigail’s Party is a comedy of manners with plenty of black humour.

Set in 1970’s suburbia, Abigail’s Party sees a party hosted by Beverly and her husband Laurence turn from an evening of drinks and cheesy pineapple nibbles into a night of unmasked prejudices and flared tempers.

Best known for her long-running role in EastEnders, Jill Halfpenny starred as Paulette in Legally Blonde for which she won an Olivier Award. She is joined in Abigail’s Party by fellow former soap stars Absolom and Casey, who play Tony and Angela, along with Pride And Prejudice’s Susannah Harker and Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories) playing Sue and Laurence.

Cast & CreativesEXPAND

cast: Jill Halfpenny, Joe Absolom, Natalie Casey, Susannah Harker, Andy Nyman

author: Mike Leigh

director: Lindsay Posner

producer: Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Chocolate Factory Productions

designer: Mike Britton

costume: Mike Britton

lighting designer: Howard Harrison

sound: Fergus O’Hare

About the show
  • Age Suitability: All
  • Genre: Play
  • Duration: 1h55
  • Opening Night:
  • Closing night:

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Venue InformationHIDE

Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0DA

  • Nearest tube: Leicester Square (next to theatre)
  • Nearest bus: 24, 29, 176
  • Nearest train: Charing Cross (200m)
  • Parking:

    50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Chinatown only 150m away.

  • Air Conditioned: Yes

Venue Access InformationEXPAND

  • How to book: Tel: 0844 482 5137
  • Discounts: Discounts are available for all disabled people and their companions.
  • Limited mobility: Row Q and most aisle seats in the stalls have the most leg room.
  • Access description: One 20cm step up to foyer through heavy double doors opening inwards. Box Office counter on the right. 18 steps down to Stalls. Staircases have handrails on both sides and some steps are highlighted. 12 steps up to the Royal Circle, 21 to the Upper Circle and approx. 43 to the Balcony with 2 steps between rows. Auditorium is carpeted – all other areas are tiled.
  • Hearing impaired: Infra-red system with 20 headsets. ID required. Collect headsets from the Cunard Bar which is a kiosk located at the bottom of the stairs from the foyer to the stalls. Induction loop at Box Office.
  • Guide dogs policy: Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium and staff are available to dog-sit in the foyer.
  • Wheelchairs: 2 spaces in Box A but no access for electric wheelchairs or scooters. Maximm 2 wheelchair user patrons per performance.
  • Toilets: One toilet in the box although it would not be possible to access this in a wheelchair. The women’s off the Stalls has been slightly adapted. From the foyer bar, the men’s and women’s are up 8 steps with a further 2 steps down inside the entrance to each. 1 step down to non-adapted toilet accessed via St Martin’s Court (level access) – please ask staff to assist.
  • Disabled toilets: None at present. Patrons can use adapted toilets at the Noel Coward theate behind the Wyndham's.
  • Bars: 3 licensed bars. Stalls bar 20 steps down from the main foyer, or 2 steps up from the Stalls (moveable seats). Further bars at Royal Circle and Balcony levels (no seats). Drinks can be taken to disabled customers.