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Absurd Person Singular archiveSidney and Jane are on their way up, Eva and Geoff are on their way out and the Brewster-Wrights are on their way down. Taking turns to host the annual gathering, the three couples get more festivity than they bargained for, as drink begins to flow faster than chatter and the reluctant revellers collide across the lino in agonisingly funny encounters. Alan Ayckbourn stirs up increasingly explosive cocktails of love and loneliness, as each party provides more biting comedy that the last with the kitchen becoming a hotbed of marital mayhem and domestic disarray.

Author Alan Ayckbourn.

Archive listings for Absurd Person Singular

Work type: Play. There are performances of this work in the listings (current and future) database, see Absurd Person Singular


Company London Classic Theatre. Director Michael Cabot. Design Simon Scullion. Lighting Andy Grange. Costume Kate Lyons. Performer John Dorney (Geoffrey Jackson). Performer Felicity Houlbrooke (Jane Hopcroft). Performer Helen Keeley (Eva Jackson). Performer Rosanna Miles (Marion Brewster-Wright). Performer Graham O'Mara (Ronald Brewster-Wright). Performer Paul Sandys (Sidney Hopcroft).
17 Jul 20 to 19 Jul 20The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare :: V865
listing details L841032083
14 Jul 20 to 15 Jul 20New Theatre Royal, Lincoln :: V442
listing details L1004692762
3 Jul 20 to 4 Jul 20Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough :: V0895700786
listing details L1365170717
30 Jun 20 to 2 Jul 20Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
listing details L1102991372
25 Jun 20 to 26 Jun 20South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
listing details L1910991383
23 Jun 20 to 24 Jun 20Wyvern Theatre, Swindon :: V928
listing details L450692654
16 Jun 20 to 20 Jun 20Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
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9 Jun 20 to 13 Jun 20Derby Theatre, Derby :: V1830193620
listing details L835133440
2 Jun 20 to 3 Jun 20Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
listing details L762028546
28 May 20 to 29 May 20Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham :: V984
listing details L0684735579
26 May 20 to 27 May 20Cast, Doncaster :: V1545109680
listing details L0612033356
19 May 20 to 23 May 20Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L1323285087
12 May 20 to 16 May 20Hull Truck Theatre, Hull :: V935
listing details L0431895402
6 May 20 to 9 May 20Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
listing details L1690166605
28 Apr 20 to 2 May 20Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
listing details L383691017
21 Apr 20 to 25 Apr 20Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
listing details L01607026136
30 Mar 20 to 4 Apr 20Fairfield Halls, Outer London :: V295
listing details L476436970
24 Mar 20 to 25 Mar 02Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L1692347484
10 Mar 20 to 14 Mar 20Coliseum Theatre, Oldham :: V497
listing details L0359655533
3 Mar 20 to 7 Mar 20New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
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25 Feb 20 to 29 Feb 20Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
listing details L01039320665


Company Watford Palace Theatre Company. Director Brigid Larmour. Design Amy Jane Cook. Lighting Jamie Platt. Music Anne Dudley. Sound Roger Dudley. Director Vedi Roy (assistant). Performer Terence Frisch (Sidney). Performer Jill McAusland (Jane). Performer Emily Tucker (Eva). Performer Oliver Longstaff (Geoffrey). Performer Sarah Quist (Marion). Performer Walter van Dyk (Ronald).
7 Mar 19 to 30 Mar 19Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
listing details L1199991321


Producer Bolton Little Theatre.
29 Jan 18 to 3 Feb 18Bolton Little Theatre, Bolton :: V482
listing details L704682658


Presented byWarwick University Drama Society (WUDS).
9 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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Company Banbury Cross Players.
21 Oct 15 to 24 Oct 15The Mill Arts Centre (formerly The Mill), Banbury :: V794
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Producer The Mill at Sonning. Director Tom Littler. Performer John Arthur. Performer Emma Davies. Performer Harry Gostelow. Performer Louise Jameson. Performer Ian Targett. Performer Catherine Skinner.
23 Jan 14 to 15 Mar 14The Mill, Sonning :: V739
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Company ProAct Theatre Company.
5 Mar 14 to 8 Mar 14Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol :: V0707367604
listing details L2014383332


Producer Questors.
7 Dec 12 to 22 Dec 12Questor's Theatre, Outer London :: V326
listing details L032356212


Corporate Sponsor Baker Tilly (Chichester). Corporate Sponsor Oldham Seals Group (Chichester). Producer Minerva Theatre. Producer Stephen Joseph Theatre. Director Alan Ayckbourn. Design Michael Holt. Lighting Jason Taylor. Director Sarah Hughes (casting). Performer Ayesha Antoine. Performer Bill Champion. Performer Laura Doddington. Performer Sarah Parks. Performer Ben Porter. Performer Richard Stacey.
16 Oct 12 to 3 Nov 12New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme :: V119
listing details L1375713499
8 Jun 12 to 13 Oct 12Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
listing details L979527430


Corporate Sponsor East Midlands Trains. Producer Curve Productions. Director Paul Kerryson. Design Juliette Shillingford. Lighting Mark Howland. Sound Jack C Arnold. Music Jack C Arnold. Performer Tracy-Ann Oberman (Eva). Performer Jason Thorpe (Geoffrey). Performer Joseph Alessi (Sidney). Performer Leigh McDonald (Jane). Performer Sion Tudor-Owen (Ronald). Performer Louise Plowright (Marion).
6 May 11 to 28 May 11Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
listing details L02021057576


Company Buxton Drama League.
13 May 11 to 14 May 11Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L01995905846


Company Pump House Theatre Company.
29 Nov 10 to 4 Dec 10The Pump House Arts Centre, Watford :: V56
listing details L1867562260


Producer Bill Kenwright. Director Alan Strachan. Design Paul Farnsworth. Performer Lisa Kay. Performer Elizabeth Carling. Performer Deborah Grant. Performer Matthew Cottle. Performer Stephen Beckett. Performer Robert Duncan.
8 Dec 09 to 13 Dec 09Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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23 Nov 09 to 28 Nov 09Churchill Theatre, Bromley :: V302
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16 Nov 09 to 21 Nov 09Connaught Theatre, Worthing :: V725
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9 Nov 09 to 14 Nov 09Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple :: V883
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2 Nov 09 to 7 Nov 09Churchill Theatre, Bromley :: V302
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19 Oct 09 to 24 Oct 09Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury :: V0465778148
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12 Oct 09 to 17 Oct 09Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
listing details L1365139832
6 Oct 09 to 10 Oct 09New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
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28 Sep 09New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme :: V119
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22 Sep 09 to 26 Sep 09New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
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21 Sep 09 to 26 Sep 09Hull New Theatre, Hull :: V934
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14 Sep 09 to 19 Sep 09Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
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31 Aug 09 to 5 Sep 09Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
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25 Aug 09 to 29 Aug 09Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
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Producer Bill Kenwright. Director Alan Strachan. Design Paul Farnsworth. Performer Sara Crowe. Performer Honeysuckle Weeks. Performer Deborah Grant. Performer Matthew Cottle. Performer Marc Bannerman. Performer David Griffin.
26 May 09Spa Pavilion Theatre, Felixstowe :: V78
listing details L01314164345


Producer Bill Kenwright. Director Alan Strachan. Design Paul Farnsworth. Performer Marc Bannerman. Performer Matthew Cottle. Performer Sara Crowe. Performer Deborah Grant. Performer Honeysuckle Weeks. Performer David Griffin.
8 Dec 08 to 13 Dec 08Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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24 Nov 08 to 29 Nov 08Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
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17 Nov 08 to 22 Nov 08Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
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17 Nov 08 to 22 Nov 08Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
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3 Nov 08 to 8 Nov 08His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
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27 Oct 08 to 1 Nov 08Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V161
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20 Oct 08 to 25 Oct 08Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L348224814
13 Oct 08 to 18 Oct 08Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L01235201279
6 Oct 08 to 11 Oct 08King's Theatre, Edinburgh :: V601
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29 Sep 08 to 4 Oct 08Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
listing details L0487555328
22 Sep 08 to 27 Sep 08Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
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15 Sep 08 to 20 Sep 08Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
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8 Sep 08 to 13 Sep 08Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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2 Sep 08 to 6 Sep 08Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
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19 Aug 08 to 30 Aug 08Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
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Producer Bill Kenwright. Director Alan Strachan. Design Paul Farnsworth. Performer Jane Horrocks. Performer Jenny Seagrove. Performer David Bamber. Performer Lia Williams. Performer John Gordon Sinclair. Performer David Horovitch.
27 Nov 07 to 22 Mar 08Garrick Theatre, West End :: V394
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30 Oct 07 to 10 Nov 07Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
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Producer Octagon Theatre. Director Chris Monks. Design Fiona Watt. Performer Sherry Baines. Performer Alison Darling. Performer Nia Gwynne. Performer Jack Lord. Performer Paul McCleary. Performer Robert Perkins.
19 Apr 07 to 12 May 07Octagon Theatre, Bolton :: V480
listing details L82932107


Company Sterts Touring Co.
9 Dec 05 to 10 Dec 05Sterts Arts Centre, Liskeard :: V878
listing details L0395900623


Producer Theatre Royal Windsor.
26 Jul 05 to 6 Aug 05Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
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Company Tenth Planet Productions. Producer Ovation. Director Alexander Holt. Design Katy Tuxford. Lighting Racky Plews. Performer Kevin Colson (Ronald). Performer Gaye Brown (Marion). Performer Greg Donaldson (Geoffrey). Performer Amanda Beckman (Eva). Performer Keith Faulkner (Sidney). Performer Clare Wilkie (Jane).
25 Feb 05 to 2 Apr 05Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Inner London :: V1170
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Director Janice Dunn. Design Sarah Burton. Lighting Phil Davies. Sound Daniel Ogden. Performer Helen Kay (Marion). Performer James Nickerson (Sid). Performer Shuna Snow (Jane). Performer Claire Humphrey (Eva). Performer Justin Grattan (Geoffrey). Performer Martin Reeve (Ronald).
9 Sep 04 to 2 Oct 04Coliseum Theatre, Oldham :: V497
listing details L01707253320


Company West Cornwall Theatre Group.
12 Nov 03 to 15 Nov 03Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance :: V1747286290
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Company Holyrood Community School.
13 May 03Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton :: V01603938282
listing details L941894428


Company Redbridge Stage Company.
12 Dec 02 to 14 Dec 02Kenneth More Theatre, Outer London :: V313
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Company Matchbox Theatre Company.
21 Nov 02 to 22 Nov 02Citadel Arts (formerly The Citadel Arts Centre), St Helens :: V545
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Performer tlochry Festival Theatre.
23 May 02 to 19 Oct 02Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry :: V638
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Company Brewhouse Theatre Company. Director Rhys Thomas. Design Mike Whalley. Lighting Sebastian Petit. Sound Katy Lowe. Performer Shaun McGowan. Performer Erica Eirian. Performer Nick Lucas. Performer Susan Bovell. Performer Richard Sinnott. Performer Juliet Prague.
19 Dec 01 to 5 Jan 02Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton :: V918
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Company Billesley Players.
2 Nov 01 to 3 Nov 01Old Rep, Birmingham :: V147
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Company Bridgend Castle Players (in conjunction with Bridgend and Porthcawl Rotarian Clubs).
20 Jun 01Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl :: V838
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Company Burnley Garrick Club.
16 May 01 to 19 May 01Burnley Mechanics, Burnley :: V519
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Company Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company. Director Bill Alexander. Design Ruari Murchison. Lighting Tim Mitchell.
17 Nov 00 to 23 Dec 00Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
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Director Euan Smith. Design Geoffrey Scott. Lighting Robert Bryan. Performer Amanda Bellamy. Performer Mark Buffery. Performer Jason Calder. Performer Lucinda Curtis. Performer Denica Fairman. Performer Stephen Simms.
3 Jun 98 to 11 Jul 98The Watermill Theatre, Newbury :: V733
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Performer Michael Sharvell-Martin. Performer Gilly Tompkins. Performer Linda Spurrier. Performer Paul McCrink. Performer Nigel Hoyle. Performer Alison Mackinnon. Director Laurie Sansom. Design Matthew Wright. Lighting Jeanine Davies.
5 Sep 97 to 27 Sep 97Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
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Company Rumpus Theatre Company. Director Paul Beech. Design John B Scattergood. Lighting Keith Tuttle.
4 Mar 97 to 8 Mar 97Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield :: V425
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Director Andrew Short.
9 Nov 96 to 16 Nov 96Tower Theatre, Inner London :: V249
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Other listings

11 Jun 20 to 20 Jun 20Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud :: V552209304
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9 Dec 19 to 14 Dec 19Bingley Little Theatre, Bingley :: V981
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26 Aug 16 to 3 Sep 16The Maddermarket, Norwich :: V71
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3 Feb 15 to 14 Feb 15Highbury Little Theatre, Sutton Coldfield :: V158
listing details L0224835483
6 Nov 12 to 10 Nov 12Byre Theatre, St Andrews :: V640
listing details L07961749
10 Aug 12 to 8 Sep 12Minerva Theatre, Chichester :: V1310317653
listing details L1545820337
23 Mar 01 to 31 Mar 01The Barn Theatre Club, Welwyn :: V58
listing details L02012158690

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