The setting is England 1977; the Queen is celebrating her Silver Jubilee, the punk movement is in full swing, and somewhere in suburban Essex, a group of neighbours are getting ready for a little party. Beverly, a brassy aspirational housewife, and her husband Lawrence, a pompus, hen-pecked estate agent, decide to throw a party for a few neighbours.
As the drinks ﬂow, the alcohol begins to take effect, and insults also begin to flow. Beverly, the hostess from hell, starts to humiliates, seduce and dominate her guests (and her husband) before the evening reaches its shocking climax. Sounds like quite the soirée, non?
In this latest version of the play, John Shooter will direct a cast comprised by Anna Hardwick (Beverly), Dylan Roberts (Lawrence), Claire Burns (Angela), Cody Ray-Thompson (Tony), and Astrid Van Wieren (Sue). Designs are by George Quan and Amanda Wong with lighting by Joseph Patrick, and sound by Aaaron Bernstein.