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Absurd Person Singular
Tue 3rd - Sat 7th Aug
Three married couples. Three kitchens. Three Christmas Parties.
Alan Ayckbourn's comic masterpiece presented by London Classic Theatre.
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-lived 1972 classic forms the centrepiece of London Classic Theatre's 20th Anniversary celebrations.
Gloucestershire's biggest theatre which has been serving the county since 1891, offering a wide range of productions from musicals and comedies to dramas and ballet.
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