The St John’s Players’ next production is Alan Ayckbourn’s “Absurd Person Singular” which we will perform on the main stage of the Swan Theatre, Worcester from the 8th – 12th October 2013 .
In “Absurd Person Singular” we visit three couples in their kitchens on the Christmas Eves of three successive years. First the “lower class” but very much up-and-coming Hopcrofts in their bright new-pin, gadget-filled kitchen, anxiously giving a little party to their bank manager and his wife and an architect neighbour. Then, the architect and his wife in their neglected untidy flat. Lastly, the bank manager and his wife in their large, slightly modernized old Victorian-style kitchen. Running like a darker thread through the wild comedy of behind-the scenes disasters at Christmas parties is the story of the advance of the Hopcrofts to material prosperity and independence, and the decline of the others.