THE London Classic Theatre will be coming to Basingstoke to perform an exciting show.

The group will be at The Haymarket from Tuesday, September 19 to 23 to present Mike Leigh’s ruthless and hilarious masterpiece Abigail’s Party.

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

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Abigail’s Party was premièred at the Hampstead Theatre in 1977, the year of skin-tight polyester, the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, and Saturday Night Fever

The Sex Pistols were storming up the charts, skateboarding was the latest craze and Angela Rippon danced with Morecambe & Wise, while the role of Beverly was immortalised by Alison Steadman. A record 16 million people watched its broadcast as Play for Today, underlining its status as a true modern classic and national treasure.

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