29th September 2021

Abigail’s Party, Isle of Man

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We’re proud to be a registered charity on the Isle of Man, and although we weren’t able to host in-person events throughout lockdown, our dedicated Isle of Man Community and Events Officer, Laura Jones, is thrilled to be organising live fundraising events again.

Our latest event on the Island is a theatrical fundraiser in aid of our charity. Directed by our very own Laura.

“I’m really delighted to be directing this classic play from 1970s to raise funds for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Isle of Man.

Abigail’s Party is an iconic play, written and directed by Mike Leigh and is one of my personal favourites. It is a comedy of manners – with an unexpected ending – and was made famous by actress Alison Steadman, playing lead character Beverly Moss.

“We have a fantastic cast of experienced local actors performing for us – and I’m very grateful to them for their giving up their time to take part.

“All funds raised from this event will go towards support for people on the Island who are affected by lung cancer. It’s sure to be a fantastic show, so please do join us on 14th, 15th or 16th October at Onchan Methodist Hall.”

Want to know more about our cast?

Rachael Joughin – Beverly

Rachael is an accomplished and experienced local actress. She has played many lead roles in productions with The Service Players, Parker and Snell and is a twice winner for best actress at the MADFA One Act Play festival.

Howard Caine – Laurence

Howard plays Beverly’s hen-pecked husband and has been treading the boards now for more years than the audience care to remember (his words, not ours!) with the likes of the Service Players, Bedlam Theatre, Albany Theatre group, Legion Players and Parker and Snell.

Alison Quayle – Sue

Alison has had a break from acting for the last few years, but she’s back! Highly recommended by her friend Howard, she is fantastic in rehearsals, and we can’t wait to see her treading the boards again.

Sharon Walker – Angela

Sharon has been involved in drama for over 40 years and since coming to the island in 1994 has performed with several local societies including Douglas Choral Union, Service Players, Hog the Limelight and Parker and Snell. She has recently won awards for writing and directing One Act plays in the MADF Festivals. Sharon is also Chair of MADF and a member of the Arts Council.

John Walker – Tony

John has been involved in drama in the Isle of Man for over 20 years and has performed with various local societies including Service Players, Arbory Players, Hog the Limelight and Parker & Snell for One Act and full-length plays. He is looking forward to bringing ‘Tone’ to the stage!

Sandie Divers – Set, props and wardrobe manager

Sandie has years of experience in this area, working on shows with all the local societies.

To secure your tickets for what is sure to be a great evening out, click here.

Thank you for your support of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Isle of Man – see you there!

For more information about our support services on the Isle of Man, please contact laura.jones@roycastle.org