Abigail's Party - September 2005
The scene is the comfortable living room of Laurence and Beverley's home in Richmond Road, part of a typical suburban estate in North London. Laurence, a pretentious, overworked estate agent is under pressure from work and his wife. Beverley has arranged a small drinks party with a twofold purpose. Firstly to meet new neighbours Tony and the hapless Ange, and secondly to offer some refuge to her other neighbour, Sue. Sue is the middle-class, nervy, divorced mother of Abigail, the wayward 15 year old with a pink streak in her hair who's holding a party next door. Beverly hates Laurence, Tony hates Ange, Tony and Laurence don't hit it off, and Sue doesn't seem to like anybody. Put these together with the overbearing hostess and the evening is bound to go with a swing.
It's only a party - what harm can she do?
A moment of reflection for Laurence
More discussions about 'next door'
Bev decides to liven up her party
Do you think he's alright?
Stop spoiling the party Laurence!