‘I told you nobody would like olives...’

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It’s one of those pieces of work that never tires, a satire on the aspirations and tastes of the new middle classes in Britain during the 1970’s, with added helpings of cheesy pineapple and a soundtrack provided by Demos Roussos.

And from Wednesday, Abigail’s Party will be serving up the party snacks and getting down to the nitty gritty, when The Play’s The Thing put their ninth production to the stage.

Beverley is throwing a little party for her neighbours, married couple Tony and Angela and divorcee, Sue.

But what could be comprised of informal chit chat and a munch on an olive or two (“I told you nobody likes olives, Laurence,” “Not nobody Beverly: I like olives. And that’s 25 per cent of the assembled company’), is about to turn into a social disaster.

A little way down the street, Sue’s teenage daughter Abigail is hosting a party of her own, but it’s the grown ups get together that will leave a bad taste in the mouth – and it will have nothing to do with talk of pilchard curry!

Stantonbury Theatre will host performances through to Saturday (May 16) and you are invited to get into the spirit of things by donning your 70’s garb.

There will be a prize for the best, so really go for it!

The theatre bar will be ‘dressed’ in retro style too so you’ll not feel out of place.

Performances are 7.30pm nightly, with an additional matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday.

Tickets cost £15 & £13.

To book your seat, call the box office on 01908 324466 or go online to www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk