Abigail's Party

 

Headgate Theatre, Colchester

29th September 2020 to 3rd October 2020

British suburbanites Laurence and Beverly are entertaining their new neighbours, Angela and Tony as well as Susan, whose teenage daughter, Abigail is having a party to which Susan has been dis-invited. Over drinks and snacks, cliches and fatuous small talk abound the tension escalates……

Abigail’s Party

Headgate Theatre, Colchester

29th September 2020 to 3rd October 2020

British suburbanites Laurence and Beverly are entertaining their new neighbours, Angela and Tony as well as Susan, whose teenage daughter, Abigail is having a party to which Susan has been dis-invited. Over drinks and snacks, cliches and fatuous small talk abound the tension escalates……

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

The Olivier award-winning comedy, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a sparkling night of music, divas and romance, written by Jim Cartwright and directed by Alan Goss. The play tells the story of a shy, reclusive girl named Little Voice and her larger than life out of control mother Mari.

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Bouncers Blurb

One Man

Current Production

One Man Two Guvnors

A play by Richard Bean, an English adaptation of Servant of Two Masters Servant of Two Masters  a 1743 comedy play by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni. The play replaces the Italian period setting of the original with Brighton in 1963.

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The Dumb Waiter Blurb

Abigail's Party

Next Production

Abigail’s Party

British suburbanites Laurence and Beverly are entertaining their new neighbours, Angela and Tony as well as Susan, whose teenage daughter, Abigail is having a party to which Susan has been dis-invited. Over drinks and snacks, cliches and fatuous small talk abound. The tension escalates as the marital strain between Beverly and Laurence surfaces. Susan’s anxiety over Abigail’s party accelerates as rock music and God-knows-what permeate the room. As Beverly and Angela offer some supremely tactless remarks, reality breaks through the smugness when Laurence collapses with a fatal heart attack.

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Twelve Angry Men

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Past Productions

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

The Olivier award-winning comedy, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a sparkling night of music, divas and romance, written by Jim Cartwright and directed by Alan Goss. The play tells the story of a shy, reclusive girl named Little Voice and her larger than life out of control mother Mari.

Learn More

Private Wars Blurb

One Man Two Guvnors

Current Production

One Man Two Guvnors

A play by Richard Bean, an English adaptation of Servant of Two Masters Servant of Two Masters  a 1743 comedy play by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni. The play replaces the Italian period setting of the original with Brighton in 1963.

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The Dumb Waiter

Abigail's Paty

Next Production

Abigail’s Party

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Get a ticket! – review by Theatre Life

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Fast paced, slick production with bags of humour – Theatre Life

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Theatre Life review of Boeing, Boeing – The Reject Theatre Company – The Headgate Theatre

‘Boeing Boeing’ is a farce by French writer Marc Camoletti which was adapted by Beverley Cross and first performed in the UK at The Apollo Theatre,...

The Brents 2018

We are proud to announce that our production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was the proud winner of the Best Actress Award in a Play. The role...

Review of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Theatre Life

Up in her room Little Voice, is a quiet as a mouse Northern lass-next door who barely speaks but roars to life whenever she plays the records of...

About The Rejects

The Rejects were originally formed in 1988 by its founding members Stephen Emery, who is now Stephen Moyer and can be seen presently in The Gifted, Barry Hester and Kevin Richards. Bringing a fresh new approach to the theatre they performed to critical acclaim The Long and the Short and The Tall, Bouncers, Twelve Angry Men, Private Wars and The Dumb Waiter amongst others. In the 90s the members pursued their separate careers but recently Kevin and Barry decided to bring the company back to life again. So….

 

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Testimonials

Lovely things people have said about us.

TESTIMONIALS

Lovely things people have said about us.

“Everything about this show – the set, the technical aspects, the shorting fuse were all so well executed.  I strongly recommend that if you haven’t got tickets for the final performances then you should definitely get some – you won’t be disappointed.” The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Theatre Life review

“Twelve Angry Men has to be one of the best plays I’ve seen, the performances were all outstanding and they thoroughly deserve their award”

–Peter of Essex

“The direction and performances were all ‘top notch’ … well done ‘The Rejects’ and we both can’t wait to see Bouncers again!”

–Top Cat & Officer Dibble