Absurd Person Singular


Meet three couples in their three kitchens on the Christmas Eves of three successive years. The "lower class" but very much up and coming Hopcrofts are anxiously giving a little party for their bank manager and his wife and an architect neighbour. A year later we meet the architect and his wife in their neglected, untidy flat. Then the next Christmas, we find ourselves in the home of the bank manager and his wife.

Running like a dark thread through the wild comedy of behind the scenes disasters at Christmas parties is the story of the advance of the Hopcrofts to material prosperity and independence; and the decline of the others, literally and unnervingly dancing to Hopcrofts tune.