Abigail's Party & Goose-Pimples, Paperback Book

Abigail's Party & Goose-Pimples Paperback


Mike Leigh's 1970s classic play `Abigail's Party' focuses on an evening of domestic hell in the guise of a suburban drinks soiree.

While teenager Abigail parties a few doors away, the pretentious Beverly and her estate agent husband, Laurence, entertain their neighbours - Abigail's mother, Susan, ex-footballer, Tony, and his wife, Angela.

But as the alcohol flows, tensions in the hosts' barely functional marriage emerge and their obsessions, prejudices and petty competitiveness are ruthlessly, and hilariously, exposed. `Goose-Pimples', meanwhile, is easily as sharp and uncompromising.

This time, the action focuses on ambitious casino croupier, Jackie, and Saudi businessman, Muhammad, who meet - and misunderstand - one another spectacularly.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780140481808

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