Abigail's Party full cast at Menier Chocolate Factory

The full cast has been announced for The Menier Chocolate Factory/ Theatre Royal Bath production of Abigail's Party, by Mike Leigh, at the Menier Chocolate Factory, an Off West End venue in Southwark, opening 08 Mar 2012, following previews from 02 Mar 2012, running to 21 Apr 2012.

Joining previously mentioned Jill Halfpenny (Beverly), are Joe Absolom (Tony), Natalie Casey (Angela), Susannah Harker (Susan), Andy Nyman (Laurence).

Directed by Lindsay Posner, designs and costumes by Mike Britton, lighting by Howard Harrison , sound by Fergus O’Hare.

Set in 1970’s suburbia, where Beverly and her husband Laurence are hosting a drinks party for their neighbours. There is plenty of alcohol, an array of cheese-pineapple savoury bites and olives, and Demis Roussos on the record player. As prejudices are unmasked and tempers flare, the evening can only end in disaster...

Joe Absolom is best known for his TV roles as Matthew Rose in EastEnders and Al Large in Doc Martin alongside Martin Clunes. Natalie Casey is best known for her long running roles in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and the BBC sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, and is currently starring as Paulette in Legally Blonde (Savoy). Susannah Harker is best known for her role as Jane in the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice and the TV series House of Cards. Andy Nyman was last seen at the Chocolate Factory in 2011 in the world premiere of Saul Rubinek’s Terrible Advice. His other theatre credits include Ghost Stories (Lyric Hammersmith / Duke of York’s).

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