Abigail’s Party
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Abigail’s Party

Abigail’s Party NYC Reviews and Tickets

(16 Ratings)
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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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (16)

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96 Reviews | 32 Followers
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.

96 Reviews | 73 Followers
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.

53 Reviews | 14 Followers
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. Read more

54 Reviews | 36 Followers
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.

92 Reviews | 14 Followers
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. Read more

112 Reviews | 19 Followers
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!

118 Reviews | 26 Followers
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.

21 Reviews | 8 Followers
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. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
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, at its core, 'Abigail’s Party' is merely a tale of a gathering gone wrong. Yet while you may have seen much of this before, this one’s still a must-see."
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