“Abigail’s Party”, in author Mike Leigh’s words, “goes beyond being a comedy; it’s a tragicomedy.” It’s a comedy of time, place, and manners, of the ‘done thing’ and the tensions couples face between the ‘freedom’ of the ‘swinging sixties’ and the reality of 1970’s middle class suburban expectations. It’s not only a polaroid snapshot of the day but a continuing insight on people living their lives the best they can . . . (while trying to fulfil what they perceive are the expectations of ‘the others’.)
Review by Jordon Jones for Backstage Christchurch
17 to 27 May (Wednesdays to Saturdays – 8 performances in total)
All shows 7.30 pm
Aikmans Road, Merivale
Tickets NZD$30, Concessions $25
Concession prices apply to Gold Card holders, Community Service Card & KiwiAble Leisure Card holders, Full-time students (tertiary & secondary) & Under-18s.
Proof of entitlement must be presented upon admission.
Group bookings of 10 or more – Concession rate applies!
Special discount for school group bookings! (Contact us for more information)
Full Subscriber Members of Repertory & complimentary voucher holders please contact us for booking instructions.
Please note: seating is by general admission (no seat numbers allocated).
Wheelchair access available.
(A Community Theatre production by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd and New Zealand Play Bureau Ltd)
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