Absurd Person Singular visits three couples in their three kitchens on the Christmas Eves of three successive years: the lower-class Hopcrofts; their bank manager and his wife; and their architect neighbor with a suicidal wife. The Hopcrofts' advance and the other couples' decline are played out against a series of behind-the-scenes Christmas party disasters.
One of the most prolific playwrights in British history, Ayckbourn has written more than 70 plays, including The Norman Conquests, Bedroom Farce, A Small Family Business, A Chorus of Disapproval, and Comic Potential.
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