Abigail’s Party UK Tour – Tickets and Venue Schedule 2023

Last Updated on 12th January 2023

Abigail's Party UK Tour 2023

London Classic Theatre present Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party UK Tour

Abigail’s Party UK Tour 2023

In her suburban living room, Beverly prepares for the arrival of her guests. She and husband Laurence will play host to neighbours Angela, Tony and Susan. As the alcohol flows and the ‘nibbles’ are handed around, Mike Leigh’s ruthless, achingly funny examination of 1970’s British life begins…

Abigail’s Party premièred at Hampstead Theatre in 1977, with the role of Beverly being immortalised by Alison Steadman. London Classic theatre’s new tour opens at Theatre Royal, Winchester on 1 March 2023, with recently confirmed dates at Cambridge Arts Centre from 21 – 25 March before touring to a further nineteen venues across the country, concluding in Wales at Venue Cymru on 15 July.

London Classic Theatre’s Abigail’s Party UK Tour cast includes Michael Cabot, the founder and artistic director of London Classic Theatre, directs Rebecca Birch (Beverly), Jo Castleton (Susan), Alice De-Warrenne (Angela), George Readshaw (Tony) and Tom Richardson(Laurence).

Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre, Michael Cabot said: “I am delighted to announce the cast for our 2023 tour of Abigail’s Party.  Our casting process lies at the centre of everything we do as a company and is fundamental to the work we produce.  Not only do we see as many candidates as we can, but we always go through a rigorous recall process where we watch various combinations of actors and how they work together.  Putting together the right ensemble is something I have always taken incredibly seriously as those decisions have such a key impact on the work.  Our policy has always been to draw from our incredible ‘core company’ as well as opening the door to as many new faces as possible.  In this instance, two of the cast are returning to us from previous shows and the remaining three actors are new to the LCT fold.  I think we have assembled a first-rate company of actors with impeccable theatre pedigree and can’t wait to get into the rehearsal room with them.”

Directed by Michael Cabot; Designed by Bek Palmer; Lighting by Matthew Green

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ABOUT LONDON CLASSIC THEATRE

London Classic Theatre is based in Whyteleafe, Surrey and is run by Artistic Director Michael Cabot and Producer Kathryn Cabot. The company was launched in 2000 as a touring theatre company with David Mamet’s Oleanna. This inaugural tour lost a small fortune, but doors had opened and crucially, the work was being seen. Twenty-three years and forty-four tours later, London Classic Theatre is now a successful, established part of the commercial UK touring theatre scene. The company has never received any funding or sponsorship for its work. As Artistic Director, Michael Cabot has programmed a repertoire of classic and modern classic plays, a mixture of the challenging and the commercial, big titles and less well-known, including two UK premières – Hugh Leonard’s Love in the Title and Joanna Murray-Smith’s Nightfall. As venues and audiences have become more familiar with the company’s work, Michael and Kathryn have been able to push the boundaries of what LCT offers, in ambition, scale and complexity.

Abigail’s Party UK Tour Dates

Theatre Royal Winchester
1 – 4 March 2023
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Marina Theatre Lowestoft
7 – 8 March 2023
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Civic Theatre Chelmsford
9 – 11 March 2023
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Warwick Arts Centre
14 – 18 March 2023
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Cambridge Arts Centre
21 – 25 March 2023
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Cast Doncaster
30 March – 1 April 2023
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New Vic Theatre, Newcastle Under Lyme
5 – 15 April 2023
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Churchill Theatre Bromley
19 – 22 April 2023
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Derby Theatre
21 – 25 June 2023
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New Theatre Royal Lincoln
1 – 2 May 2023
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The Atkinson Southport
4 – 6 May 2023
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Perth Theatre
9 – 13 May 2023
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Eden Court Inverness
17 – 20 May 2023
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Oldham Coliseum Theatre
23 – 27 May 2023
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Everyman Theatre Cork
29 May – 2 June 2023
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Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne
6 – 11 June 2023
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Darlington Hippodrome
13 – 17 June 2023
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Exeter Northcott
20 – 24 June 2023
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Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
27 June – 1 July 2023
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Malvern Theatres
4 – 8 July 2023
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Venue Cymru Llandudno
11 – 15 July 2023
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