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Abigail’s Party

From 16 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great staging

About the show

The Barrow Group and the Pond Theatre Company revive Mike Leigh's 1977 satire about the aspirations and tastes of Britain's then emerging middle class. More…

Beverly and Laurence invite their new neighbors, Angela and Tony, over for a welcome drink. They are joined by another neighbor, Sue, whose 16-year old daughter Abigail is having a party down the road. The adults drink throughout the evening and as they comically and tragically lose their guard, chaos ensues. 

Member Reviews (16)


Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great staging
Avg Score

Great acting, Great direction

See it if Appreciate excellent actors on a tiny stage .

Don't see it if You want a play to be relevant . I expected more from Mike Leigh.

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like a fun "Mad Men" type of play, with a lot of drinking, dancing and wonderful acting and direction.

Don't see it if you like plot, profound revelation or character growth. It is basically a long drunken party with predictable consequences....BUT FUN!

Great acting, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, British comedy

See it if you enjoy brilliantly acted small cast character studies. That 70s Show without the teenagers.

Don't see it if you are interested in stories with big complicated plots. You don't like plays which ask you to form your own ideas about the unanswered.

Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoy excellent acting, and a keenly observed production.

Don't see it if you are not interested in biting satire and edgy comedy.

Also Very detailed, excellent work from a uniformly excellent cast. This pr... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You love to laugh. Hilarious British comedy - incredible performances by this extremely talented cast! The audience was in stiches!!

Don't see it if You don't like British humor or have trouble with accents.

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if For the laughs one derives from watching how people conduct themselves in socially awkward situations while trying being polite.

Don't see it if Play has already closed.

Entertaining, Clever, Cliched, Dated, Funny

See it if You're a fan of Mike Leigh's work

Don't see it if You didn't dig the 70's.

Fine acting, directing, fun, engaging

See it if You like British theatre and comedy with a punch in the gut. Fine acting, directing and design with great attention to detail.

Don't see it if You don't like Mike Leigh films or if you prefer splashy and expensive B'way shows.

Also Wow. Broadway quality performances, great set and costume design in an... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like clever, witty dialogue, complex characters, and a realistic, cynical slice of married life.

Don't see it if you have trouble following fast-paced dialogue with British accents or prefer romantic, heroic characters.

Also A vintage cocktail of 1970's London married life: laughs, lechery, and... Read more Read less

Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You enjoy laughing. And watching situations spiral into chaos

Don't see it if You want to see something profound.

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Great staging

See it if If you love fantastic nuanced ensemble acting, and you want to laugh and think. If you love British humor, and relish intimate theater.

Don't see it if If you prefer broadway musicals, broad acting, and have difficulty with accents other than American.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You like the crucible book.

Don't see it if You don't like old stuff.

Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if U are wanting to see a musical for the first time

Don't see it if U don't like musicals

Funny, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You need a good laugh in a great piece performed by stunning actors!

Don't see it if Just go! It is a play not to be missed in the city!


See it if It was goos

Don't see it if Very entertaining

Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Must see, Clever

See it if It is a really good show you should watch it

Don't see it if It's okay if you don't like it

November 20th, 2016
"'Abigail’s Party' may be the most uncomfortable comedy in New York right now, and I’d sit through it again in a second. Here, humor and unpleasantness are intertwined, and that leads to laughs — many, many laughs — that are part gleeful and part appalled...Though the script is candy for actors, ...
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