20:00, Fri 21st – Sun 23rd November 2008 at The Octagon, St. Chad's
Michaelmas Week 6 to Week 7
Set in the 1970s, Mike Leigh's play satirises the aspirations and tastes of the emerging middle class in his suburban comedy of manners. As Abigail throws a party down the road, Beverly decides to entertain her neighbours, assuming the role of a somewhat overbearing host. Leigh's perceptive dialogue provides moments of both hilarity and painful awkwardness as these five vibrant characters interact. His characters' preoccupation with social decorum creates a world in which everyone is playing a part but, ultimately, reality must surface.
The play consists entirely of freshers from St. Catharine's college, and so is a great way to see some of the new talent on the Cambridge scene.