19:00, Tue 14th – Sat 18th November 2006 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 6
Beverly is bored and brash, overbearing and overly-confident; and she has decided to throw a party…
Excluded from Abigail’s party, the hostess, her husband and guests spend the evening chez Beverly, surrounded by 1970s domestic must-haves, décor and music. Over G&Ts and “cheese on sticks” a savagely funny study of pretentious middle-class manners evolves. Mike Leigh’s perceptive dialogue and eye for social mores construct a time bomb of emotional tension. At times hilarious, at others squeamishly awkward, always engrossing; don’t miss this opportunity to see one of Leigh’s best loved plays brought to life at the Corpus Playroom.