Abigail's Party

Year: 1981

Start Date: 7 March

End Date: 11 March

Production Company: Chesterfield Civic Theatre Ltd.

Genres

Drama

Author: Devised by Mike Leigh

Director: Tony McHale

Company:

Janet Crawford, Martin Cosgrif, Colette Kelly, Peter Joyce, Laurel Burton

Background to Production:

Evolved from scratch by rehearsal and improvisation and first performed at Hampstead Theatre, London, April 1977. On TV as "play for today", Nov. 1977 (cast given)

Items of Interest in the Programme:

Director's Notes: (Derek Coleman) speaks of future of theatre being in doubt since Arts Council of GB withdrew grant (some years ago). The Borough Council has been the support, plus Derbyshire County Council. Inflation and unemployment mean cut backs, saving rate payers money. "I am unable to confirm any aspect of the future of our theatre after the end of the current financial year 31st March 1981."

Other items / issues of interest:

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