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Absurd Person Singular

  • 9 - 20 February 2021
  • Booking opens 27 November
Absurd Person Singular

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Showing from Tue 9 — Sat 20 Feb

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.

“A master of comic ingenuity” Guardian

Tuesday 9 – Saturday 20 February 2021

All tickets £35 / £25 / £10

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

London Classic Theatre Company presents

ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Michael Cabot

Starring John Dorney, Rosanna Miles, Felicity Houlbrooke, Graham O’Mara, Helen Keeley and Paul Sandys

Box Office phonelines are currently open from 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets for Main House productions may include a £2 building levy.

Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies to all bookings.

Standby tickets and standing spaces are currently unavailable

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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