London Classic Theatre Celebrates 20th Season With Absurd Person Singular

London Classic Theatre will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a production of Alan Ayckbourn’s classic play Absurd Person Singular.

The touring company will kick off an extensive five-month tour of the play which will visit 24 venues across the UK between 25 February and 19 July.

The production will be directed by the company’s Artistic Director Michael Cabot with set design by Simon Scullion, costume design by Kate Lyons, and lighting design by Andy Grange.

London Classic Theatre presents Absurd Person Singular (Sheila Burnett Photography)

Absurd Person Singular was premiered in 1972 at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, before transferring to a phenomenally successful West End run in 1973; it holds the record for the longest running Ayckbourn play in the West End.

Perennially popular ever since, it has become one of the playwright’s most popular and revived plays since. It has subsequently been revived in the West End twice and has been produced twice on Broadway.

Set over three Christmases, the play follows three couples and the inexorable rise of the socially aspiring Hopcrofts in a play considered to be the first of Ayckbourn’s tragic-comedies.

London Classic Theatre began was formed in 2000 as a London Fringe outlet. Since then, it has produced 41 tours and visited over 250 venues. For more information, visit www.LondonClassicTheatre.co.uk.

You can find out more about Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular by visiting the Plays section of his official website here.

Absurd Person Singular (London Classic Theatre) Tour Dates & Venues

○ 25 – 29 February: Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
 3 – 7 March: New Wolsey, Ipswich
○ 10 – 14 March: Oldham Coliseum
○ 24 – 25 March: Lighthouse, Poole
○ 30 March – 4 April: Ashcroft Playhouse, Croydon
○ 14 – 18 April: Theatr Clwyd
○ 21 – 25 April: Theatre Royal, Winchester
○ 28 April – 2 May: Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
○ 6 – 9 May: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
○ 12 – 16 May: Hull Truck Theatre
○ 19 – 23 May: Malvern Theatres
○ 26 – 27 May: CAST, Doncaster
○ 28 – 29 May: Queen’s Hall, Hexham
○ 2 – 3 June: Key Theatre, Peterborough
○ 4 – 6 June: Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
 9 – 13 June: Derby Theatre
○ 16 – 20 June: Exeter Northcott Theatre
○ 23 – 24 June: Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
○ 25 – 26 June: South Hill Park, Bracknell
○ 30 June – 2 July: Blackpool Grand Theatre
○ 3 – 4 July: Middlesbrough Theatre
○ 14 – 15 July: New Theatre Royal, Lincoln
○ 17 – 19 July: Playhouse, Weston-Super-Mare

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