Absurd nights out in Oldham

Published: 22 February 2020
Reporter: David Upton

London Classic Theatre return to Oldham March 10–14 with Alan Ayckbourn’s comic play Absurd Person Singular.

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 as, one by one, characters seek refuge in Jane’s kitchen.

Michael Cabot directs John Dorney (Geoffrey Jackson), Felicity Houlbrooke (Jane Hopcroft), Helen Keeley (Eva Jackson), Rosanna Miles (Marion Brewster-Wright), Graham O’Mara (Ronald Brewster-Wright) and Paul Sandys (Sidney Hopcroft).