Singularly absurd show

The cast of Absurd Person Singular during rehearsals.
The cast of Absurd Person Singular during rehearsals.
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The Southampton University Players will perform Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Absurd Person Singular at the Nuffield Theatre from Tuesday to next Saturday, with proceeds being donated to local charities Naomi House and Jacksplace.

Winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy in 1973, Absurd Person Singular documents the changing fortunes of three married couples across three successive Christmas celebrations, each hosted by one of the couples.

The technically complex set, with each of the three acts set in different kitchens, has been a challenge for the amateur group.

‘I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the public and University staff, who for the past three months have been donating and transporting unwanted fridges, kitchen cupboards, washing machines and more across the city to bring this production to the Nuffield stage,’ says Director Bridget Wilkinson.

‘It is certainly a hands on production, with kitchens being built in society members’ garages in West End, Highfield and Bitterne,’ says Mike Frost, Technical Director.

Performance at 7.30pm, tickets: £10-13. Visit to book.