Absurd Person Singular

Absurd Person Singular

by Alan Ayckbourn

Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 May 2020

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: From £13.50

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Directed by Michael Cabot

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.

Running time: Approx. 2hrs 30mins, including interval.

Wed 6 May 7:30pm Book Tickets
Thu 7 May 7:30pm Book Tickets
Sat 9 May 2:00pm Book Tickets
Sat 9 May 7:30pm Book Tickets

A master of comic ingenuity

The Guardian

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