Abigail Set to Party in the West End

News   Abigail Set to Party in the West End

All is now revealed... The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband recently announced that it would close on Nov. 30, a week earlier than planned. It seems the reason was to ease the transfer of Abigail's Party from Hampstead into the West End.

Abigail's Party, by Mike Leigh, was a stage play (1977) that became a hugely successful television one, making Alison Steadman a household name. The latest production, at Hampstead Theatre (where the original had been staged 25 years earlier), opened on July 10 and will run there until Nov. 9 (with a short break from Sept. 29 to Oct. 13).

The New Ambassador's, which has a younger than usual West End audience and has something of a tradition of staging dark and off-beat comedies, will be an ideal venue for Leigh's hilarious but decidedly dark take on a suburban evening with a hostess from hell.

—By Theatrenow