Absurd Person SingularCANCELLED - Tue 16 - Sat 20 June 2020
Following Government advice, the theatre is now closed to the public until further notice. Unfortunately, this means that these performances will no longer be able to go ahead. If you have already booked your tickets, our Box Office will be in touch with you directly, using contact details provided at the time of booking.
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Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas parties.
Sidney Hopcroft, a small-time tradesman, persuades wife Jane to throw a party hoping to find favour with a bank manager and local architect. As celebrations begin, class differences and naked ambition combine to hilarious effect as, one by one, the characters seek refuge in Jane’s kitchen.
Over the next two years, the Jacksons and Brewster-Wrights take turns to host festivities. But Sidney’s star has begun to rise and roles are increasingly reversed as the cracks in the other couples’ marriages begin to show.
Alan Ayckbourn’s comic masterpiece of social climbing in 1970s suburbia fuses a potent mix of farce and black comedy.
‘A master of comic ingenuity.’ The Guardian
ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR BY ALAN AYCKBOURN
Directed by Michael Cabot
Set Design by Simon Scullion
Lighting Design by Andy Grange
Costume Design by Kate Lyons