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Jill Halfpenny named in cast of Abigail's Party

Date Posted: 02/02/12

Jill Halfpenny named in cast of Abigail's Party

Former Eastenders actress Jill Halfpenny has been named in the cast for Abigail's Party, which will open at the Menier Chocolate Factory later this year.

She will be joined by Joe Absolom, Natalie Casey, Susannah Harker and Andy Nyman, with those on London theatre breaks able to see the production between Friday March 2nd and Saturday April 21st.

Mike Leigh's play is directed by Lindsay Posner, and is set in 1970's suburbia where a drinks party is being hosted by Beverly and her husband.

However, as the evening goes on, prejudices are unmasked and tempers begin to flare, leading to the night ending in disaster.

Last year, Halfpenny picked up an Olivier Award for her performances in Legally Blonde: The Musical.

She played the role of beautician Paulette, who is a confidante to the show's star Elle Woods.

Soap fans will also be familiar with Absolom and Casey, who have appeared in Eastenders and Hollyoaks respectively.

Posted by Becky Spence

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