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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/05/1983
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780140481808