Absurd Person Singular (1985, 12A)

The McCarthy125 mins

As part of the Ayckbourn Film Festival.

Credits:

Adapted from the Alan Ayckbourn play Absurd Person Singular
Directed by Michael Simpson

Key Cast:

Michael Gambon
Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella Scales

Price: £7, £6 concessions, £5 Circle cardholders and Under 30s or see all 5 films for £25

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22 September
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As part of the Ayckbourn Film Festival.

Another Ayckbourn adaptation from the BBC, Absurd Person Singular was broadcast on BBC1 on New Year’s Day 1985, but despite its success has rarely been seen in the UK cinema, making this an incredibly rare screening of the film.

Set in three kitchens over three Christmases, the story charts the relentless rise of the socially aspiring Hopcrofts at the expense of two other couples.

Regarded as one of the stronger filmed adaptations of Alan’s plays, it is a solid production which stays true to the spirit of the original with minimal cuts to the script. The film was directed by Michael Simpson, who would go on to direct the acclaimed television adaptation of Season’s Greetings, this Summer’s Ayckbourn revival at the SJT.

See all 5 films for £25!

dates

Sunday 22 September 2019, 7.45pm

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