Abigail's Party

by Mike Leigh

Directed by David Cowburn


The action takes place in Laurence and Beverly's house.

Act 1  - Early Evening in Spring
Act 2  - Later That Evening

Time: The Present

The play was first performed at The Hampstead Theatre, London on April 18th 1977 and was subsequently produced as a highly popular T.V. drama.

Abigail's Party was evolved from scratch entirely by rehearsal through improvisation

Stage Manager - Frank Nowell
Properties - Valery Pollard
Set Construction - Roy Forrest & Team
Décor - James E. Wadsworth
Lighting - John Rawlinson
Sound - Gavin Hale
Prompt - Reba Hajela
House Manager - Geoffrey Pratt


Welcome to our December production and may I, on behalf of Burnley Garrick Club, wish all our Members, Friends, Players, Workers and Helpers a very happy Christmas.

Abigail's Party has seen another first for Burnley Garrick Club with us experimenting with the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton Le Moors, in a Dinner/Theatre event. Dinner guests are entertained to a full length play after dining. This type of presentation is very popular in the States and, who knows, we may be the start of something big in this country - I will let you know.

You may have already read in the local press that we have been asked to quit the Hammerton Street premises, so we are now looking out for somewhere as central to town as possible which will enable us to rehearse, [and present productions].