Ayckbourn’s Christmas classic at the Compass
Ruislip Dramatic Society will be providing the hilarious slice of festive cheer from November 15 to 18.
The play peeps behind the kitchen door at three Christmas parties and the changing fortunes of its party hosts.
There are the ‘lower class’ but very much up and coming Hopcrofts in their bright new, gadget filled kitchen, keen to impress with a little party for their bank manager and his wife and an architect neighbour.
Then there is the architect and his wife in their neglected, untidy flat with a somewhat wild and aggressive dog.
Lastly, there is the bank manager and his wife in their freezing cold, large and slightly modernised Victorian-style kitchen.
Chaos reigns as social climbing turns into domestic disaster in this agonisingly funny Christmas comedy.
Absurd Person Singular won the Evening Standard award for Best Comedy when it was first performed and is now seen as an Ayckbourn classic.
A West End hit, it ran for nearly 1,000 performances in its first year before opening on Broadway and has since had countless revivals plus a TV adaptation by the BBC.
Tickets are £12 or £11 concessions (available on Wed/Thu only).
Book online at www. ruislipdramatic.org and www.hillingdontheatres. uk.