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Horrocks, Seagrove, Williams, et al. Set for London Absurd Person Singular logo
Jane Horrocks
David Bamber, Jane Horrocks, David Horovitch, Jenny Seagrove, John Gordon Sinclair, and Lia Williams will star in a new production of Alan Ayckbourn's 1972 comedy Absurd Person Singular, which will begin a limited engagement at the West End's Garrick Theatre on November 27. The production, which will open officially on December 6, will be directed by Alan Strachan.

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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