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Drama Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 March

A London Classic Theatre production
Absurd Person Singular
By Alan Ayckbourn

Three married couples.  Three kitchens.  Three Christmas parties.

Sidney Hopcroft, a small-time tradesman, persuades wife Jane to throw a Christmas party hoping to find favour with a bank manager and local architect.  As the celebrations get under way, 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.

An Olivier and Tony Award winning playwright, Alan Ayckbourn’s 81 plays have been produced worldwide.  Notable successes include: The Norman Conquests, Relatively Speaking, Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval and Communicating Doors. 

Following their successful tour of Absent Friends in 2015, Alan Ayckbourn’s much-loved 1972 classic will be the centrepiece of London Classic Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Year.

Tickets £18 - £22
Concessions £16 - £20
Under 26s £7

See Absurd Person Singular as part of the Season Ticket.

Production Information:

Directed by Michael Cabot

Written by Alan Ayckbourn

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John Dorney
Geoffrey Jackson
Felicity Houlbrooke
Jane Hopcroft
Helen Keeley
Eva Jackson
Rosanna Miles
Marion Brewster-Wright
Graham O’Mara
Ronald Brewster-Wright
Paul Sandys
Sidney Hopcroft