sarahmanncompany presents

Abigail’s Party

Wednesday 12th August
Thursday 13th August
Friday 14th August
Tuesday 18th August
Wednesday 19th August
Thursday 20th August
Friday 21st August
Saturday 22nd August


“Like a little Bacardi to go with it, Tone?”

We are invited to Abigail’s Party where we can all dance under the stars to the music of Donna Summer, Demis Roussos and Jose Feliciano! Eavesdrop on Beverly’s bullying brashness, be aghast at Laurence’s casual racism and sexism, and recoil from Tony’s violent, coercive control of Angela. Bring your mask and picnic to Beverly’s garden and enjoy hilarious one-liners, a Bacardi and Coke and laugh at the aspirations of the emerging middle class in Britain in the late 1970’s.

The play is being responsibly rehearsed and performed due to Covid-19. Bring your socially distanced picnic and enjoy live theatre for the first time since lockdown!

We have had several requests for a cast list so here goes:

Cast List

Beverly – Pip Henderson

Laurence – Nathan Ariss

Angela – Sarah Mann

Tony – Nick Bartlett

Sue – Winnie Ikediashi

Time: 1977

Setting: The garden, 13 Richmond Road

Directed by members of the cast & Michael D’Cruze

Produced by Nathan Ariss & Sarah Mann

Designed by Sean Chapman

Company Stage Manager – Katie Rutson

ASM – Nadia Bartlett

Cheesy Pineapple Girl! – Sirona Thorneycroft

Hair by Gary

Sue’s braids by Akos’s Mobile Hairdressers

Costumes by Gladrags

Daisy Balls by Rosemary Richardson

Anti-Covid19 hand sanitiser by ParaSure Organics – thanks to Cindy Graham

Thanks for 70s items to Amanda Sangorski, Iris Mann, Pip’s mum, Sean Chapman

Thanks to Will and all at BOAT.

Written by Mike Leigh

Copyright agency for Mike Leigh – United Agents Nicki Stoddart –


Full Price £15

Concession £12

Group (10+) £10



Wed 12th August5.30pm6.30pm

Thu 13th August1pm2pm

Thu 13th August5.30pm6.30pm

Fri 14th August5.30pm6.30pm

Tue 18th August5.30pm6.30pm

Wed 19th August5.30pm6.30pm

Thu 20th August1pm2pm

Thu 20th August5.30pm6.30pm

Fri 21st August5.30pm6.30pm

Sat 22nd August1pm2pm

Sat 22nd August5.30pm6.30pm