Mike Leigh, Abigail's Party, 1977

Mike Leigh’s achingly hilarious and cringe-worthy teleplay stars Alison Steadman as Beverley, whose drinks-fuelled catch-up with the neighbours ends up revealing the obsessions and prejudices of the 1970s British middle-class. The screening was introduced by film critic, Ben Dickenson, author of the book Hollywood's New Radicalism.

Dir. Mike Leigh, BBC, UK, 1977, 120mins

TV at the Cinema: Abigail's Party


Wed 5 March 2008, 6.20pm

Tyneside Cinema

Gateshead Old Town Hall
West Street
Gateshead NE8 1HE