A contemporary response to Abigail’s Party by Atiha Sen Gupta
From an original idea by Sarah Brigham
After one of her regular visits to see grandmother Abigail in hospital, 15 year old Abisheera (‘Abi’ for short) decides to throw her one last party, convinced it will get her beloved Nan back on her feet.
Struggling to face the imminent reality of life without the only family member she is close to, Abi throws her all into planning Abigail’s final party. But as Abi tries to clear her head and her grandmother’s flat, family secrets begin to surface. Will Abigail’s past threaten Abi’s already fragile present?
This fresh new piece of writing, commissioned by Derby Theatre and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch as part of the RETOLD series, is by one of Britain’s most exciting new writers, Atiha Sen Gupta (Skins, Holby City).
RETOLD, is a series of new one-woman plays commissioned by Derby Theatre and written by some of the most provocative female playwrights in contemporary British theatre.
Abi is a companion piece to Abigail’s Party and saver deals are available if you buy for both, but it is not included as part of the Jump the Q Season Ticket of 3 plays.
Age guidance 14+
This performance contains some strong language.
Various times, see below
£10 | £8 when purchased with Abigail’s Party or JTQ
Under 26s £8
Wed – Sat
£12 | £10 when purchased with Abigail’s Party or JTQ
Under 26s £8
No interval in this performance
Safiyya trained at Arts Education Schools London.
Theatre: The Captive Queen (The Globe); LAVA, Holes (Nottingham Playhouse); The Box of Delights (Wilton’s Music Hall); GROWTH, Come to Where I’m From, Crave (Paines Plough), and Santi and Naz (The Thelmas).
Television: Summer Of Rockets (BBC/Little Island Productions)
|By||Atiha Sen Gupta|
|Set and Costume Designer||Lee Newby|
|Lighting Designer||Zoe Spurr|
|Sound Designer||Ivan Stott|
|Casting Director||Kay Magson|
|Assistant Director||Bethany Pitts|