THE country’s favourite Nancy, Jody Prenger, tales the leading role of the monstrous Beverley in Mike Leigh’s play Abigail’s Party, touring the UK and stopping at Southampton’s Nuffield Campus theatre from 11th to 16th February.
Directed by Sarah Esdaile, the tour also stars Vicky Binns and Daniel Casey.
Upwardly-mobile Beverly and her downtrodden husband Laurence have asked new neighbour Susan round for drinks, while Susan’s teenage daughter Abigail has a party. The invitation also includes Tony and Angela.
Beverley’s idea of a drinks party is ritual humiliation laced with Demis Roussos, cocktails and kitsch canapes, and her own unhappiness is covered with an innate sense of how best to hurt.
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