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Absurd Person Singular

23 September 2022–1 October 2022

Company of Ten

Main Stage


This brilliantly observed 1970s social comedy traces the power balance between three couples in three kitchens over three successive Christmas Eves. From the new formica-clad sanctum of the ambitious Hopcrofts, through the trendy retro death-trap of the Jacksons to the chilly Victorian cavern of the Brewster-Wrights, the progressively alcohol-fuelled characters reveal their anxieties and prejudices in this incisive, often extremely dark, comedy.

The Telegraph described it as ‘simultaneously hilarious and harrowing. Literally, it is agonisingly funny’. The Guardian said, ‘Few plays expose the pressures of the festive season to such devastating effect.’

This is Ayckbourn at his very best.

Ticket information

Dates and times
Friday 23–Saturday 24 September, 8:00pm
Sunday 25 September, 2:30pm
Tuesday 27 September–Saturday 1 October, 8:00pm

Tickets £13
Concessions £12

Credits & acknowledgements

Alan Ayckbourn
On the:
Main Stage
Produced by:
Company of Ten

This amateur production of “Absurd Person Singular” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

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