Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular announce UK Tour

Extended tour dates have been announced for the production of Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn.

Kathryn Ritchie joins the company for the New Vic Theatre dates to play the role of Marion Brewster-Wright, joining previously announced cast John Dorney (Geoffrey Jackson), Felicity Houlbrooke (Jane Hopcroft), Helen Keeley (Eva Jackson), Graham O’Mara (Ronald Brewster-Wright) and Paul Sandys (Sidney Hopcroft).

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.

Cast, Doncaster 14 – 15 September
Theatre Royal Winchester 21 – 25 September
The Landmark, Ilfracombe 28 – 29 September
Civic Theatre, Chelmsford 1 – 2 October
Exeter Northcott Theatre 5 – 9 October
Theatr Clwyd 12 – 16 October
New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme 20 – 23 October

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