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Absurd Person Singular (1985)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie
A film in three acts following three couples who, over three years, each host a Christmas party. The camera stays in the kitchen and we are treated to Ayckbourn's beautifully detailed look at middle class life.

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A film in three acts following three couples who, over three years, each host a Christmas party. The camera stays in the kitchen and we are treated to Ayckbourn's beautifully detailed look at middle class life.

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Larry Blyden was nominated for the 1975 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama for "Absurd Person Singular". See more »

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In the third act, Maureen Lipman is seen in a succession of shots from one angle wearing a paper hat and from another angle not wearing a paper hat - also from one angle there is a streamer looped over her shoulder, and in the other... no streamer. See more »

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3 Couples / 3 Kitchens / 3 Christmas Parties
7 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Superb teleplay of Ayckbourn's stage hit taking us to three kitchens of three business associates and their spouses on three successive Christmases (last Christmas, this Christmas, next Christmas). Over the three years fortunes and fates are reversed and the manic laughter of last Christmas turns to surreal abandon next Christmas. Super perfs all-around but of note by Maureen Lipman and Geoff Palmer. Is the ending heartbreaking or hilarious? Both? You decide.


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