Set over three Christmases in the kitchens of three couples, this1972 play by Alan Ayckbourn documents their changing fortunes with his customary perception and wit.
A 1972 play by Alan Ayckbourn which documents the changing fortunes of three married couples: Sidney, an ambitious tradesman, and his submissive wife Jane; architect and adulterer Geoffrey and his depressed wife, Eva; Ronald, a banker, and his alcoholic wife Marion. Set over three Christmases in the kitchens of the three couples, the play combines tragedy and farce to document the social rise and fall of the various participants and dissects their relationships with Ayckbourn’s trademark brilliance.
Read Ayckbourn on Ayckbourn: an interview in the Guardian on 20 March 2012 about the making of ‘Absurd Person Singular’.
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