Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn
Date(s) - 21/09/2021 - 22/09/2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Theatre Royal Winchester
21-23 Jewry Street,
Directed by Michael Cabot
Set Design by Simon Scullion
Lighting Design by Andy Grange
Costume Design by Kate Lyons
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.
There are also matinee performances on Wednesday 22nd September (2.30pm) and Saturday 25th September (1.30pm).
Event Contact Information
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Contact Telephone Number: 01962 840 440