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All About Abigail's Party


To celebrate its 30th anniversary, a documentary which tells the story of how one of our best-loved plays came into being and explores its enduring appeal. With interviews with writer Mike Leigh and the cast including Alison Steadman, Janine Duvitski, John Salthouse and Tim Stern, it features the hidden stories behind the play - from the inspiration for the character of Beverly to the suburban houses which influenced the set design – and the reason Mike Leigh can't watch the play today.