Join us for the Canadian premiere of Abigail's Party, voted one of the best British comedies of all time! This show has been a smash hit in London's West End and on Broadway!
The theatre company is giving our group a discount of more than 30 per cent off the regular adult ticket price! Please see payment instructions under the HOW TO BOOK section below.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a small theatre with only 55 seats so you need to purchase your tickets as quickly as possible. This show is expected to be popular and may sell out.
UPDATE APRIL 30: THIS PERFORMANCE IS ALMOST SOLD OUT!
British playwright Mike Leigh's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Leigh) West End and Broadway smash hit comedy, Abigail's Party, is coming to town...and you're invited!
England 1977. The Queen is celebrating her Silver Jubilee, the punk movement is in full swing, and somewhere in suburban Essex, a group of neighbours are getting ready for a little party!
As the drinks flow, so do the insults, as the hostess from hell humiliates, seduces and dominates her guests (and her husband) before the evening reaches its shocking climax!
Voted one of the best British comedies of all time, Abigail's Party captures the intense pain and absurdity of the lives of a group of social climbers, living in 1970's suburban England.
British comedy at its best - razor sharp, painfully accurate, and deliciously ironic!
This is one vintage party you won't want to miss!
Presented by Precisely Peter Productions (https://www.facebook.com/PreciselyPeterProductions). Directed by John Shooter with a seasoned cast of Toronto-based performers, including:
Anna Hardwick (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2086925/) who trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has won rave reviews for numerous performances.
Dylan Roberts (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0731048/), a star of Mirvish productions, including the North American premieres of War Horse and Lord of the Rings.
Claire Burns (http://www.castingcallpro.com/uk/view.php?uid=487999), who was described as, "absolutely superb" for her role in This Wide Night.
Cody Ray Thompson (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1302751/), who last seen in Sweeney Todd and was described as "first rate" by critics.
Astrid Van Wieren (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0888284/), a Dora-Award winning actress.
More information (http://www.facebook.com/preciselypeterproductions).
WARNING: NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 15.
New York Times
Hilarious precision! ★★★★
A night of continuous guilty pleasure! ★★★★
DATE: Saturday, May 3, 2014
TIME: Show begins at 2 p.m. Meet Belinda at 1:15 p.m.
WHERE: Theatre Passe Muraille, Backspace Studio, 16 Ryerson Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5T 2P3 (near Bathurst and Queen Streets)
SHOW LENGTH: 2 hours, including a 20-minute intermission
DISCOUNT ADULT TICKET: $20 + HST
ADULT REGULAR TICKET: $29.50 + HST
SENIOR REGULAR TICKET: $25 + HST
MEETUP FEE: $2 per attendee (Please pay Belinda exact cash at the meet up spot)
HOW TO BOOK
RSVP on this event page and then e-mail Belinda (http://www.meetup.com/Thumbs-Up-Theatre-Toronto/message/?recipientId=12578239) for our group discount promo code. Give the code to the box office at (416) 504-7529, press "1", press "0". Box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.
To avoid a $2.50 service fee, purchase your ticket in person from the box office.
PLEASE NOTE: Members must RSVP before requesting the promo code. As well, for obvious reasons, Belinda will NOT respond to members who block their email address when requesting a promo code.
SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: Seating is unreserved so members will enter the theatre and sit together as a group.
Meet Belinda at 1:15 p.m. in the lineup to enter the seating area in the Backspace Studio. She is very short and will be wearing a bright pink jacket. Cell # (416) 879-7575.
THEATRE MAP (https://maps.google.ca/maps?client=safari&q=16+Ryerson+Avenue+Toronto&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&hl=en)