a comedy by Mike Leigh 07.10.06 - 13.10.06
Beverly is entertaining new neighbours. The evening's initial good-will, clichés and fatuous small-talk only serve to create a rising tension which finally snaps with a dramatic denouement.
This sharply wicked social satire on lower-middle-class suburbia starred Alison Steadman in an award-winning role as the formidable hostess. First performed at Hampstead Theatre, London, and subsequently produced for BBC TV.