Beverly is a would-be vamp who fancies Demis Roussos; her husband Laurent is a rather stiff chap who works as an estate agent. Outwardly they are a decent couple. They throw a cocktail party in honour of the new neighbours: Angela, a gossipy nurse, and her husband Tony, a taciturn computer programmer. Susan, a single mother who lives further down the street, is also invited. Over the first drink, the introductions go smoothly, but several rounds later, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain the friendly tone.
Abigail’s Party (1977) is a hilarious comedy by the filmmaker Mike Leigh. In Great Britain the play is a cult hit. Tristero has created a wonderfully kitsch version in true seventies style.