“Absurd Person Singular is a 1972 play by Alan Ayckbourn. Divided into three acts, it documents the changing fortunes of three married couples. Each act takes place at a Christmas celebration at one of the couples’ homes on successive Christmas Eves.
“This is the big one. The one that shows Ayckbourn’s fascination with the desperation behind English social rituals interlocking with his well-oiled comic craft…. In this one, form and content meet in perfect harmony.”
Absurd Person Singular holds the record for the single longest run of an Alan Ayckbourn plays in both the West End and on Broadway.”