THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS!

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THE OLD VIC’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF

ALAN AYCKBOURN’S COMEDY TRILOGY, DIRECTED BY

MATTHEW WARCHUS, OPENS APRIL 23 AT CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE

GET TO KNOW THE CAST OF THE NORMAN CONQUESTS:

AMELIA BULLMORE PLAYS RUTH

JESSICA HYNES PLAYS ANNIE

STEPHEN MANGAN PLAYS NORMAN

BEN MILES PLAYS TOM

PAUL RITTER PLAYS REG

AMANDA ROOT PLAYS SARAH

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The Old Vic’s critically acclaimed revival of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, the comedy trilogy by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Matthew Warchus, begins previews tonight at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). Opening night is Thursday, April 23. The production will play a limited engagement of 16 weeks only.

 

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS comprises three full length plays – Table Manners, Living Together and Round and Round the Garden. Each individual play offers a view of one comically catastrophic weekend, shared by six spouses and in-laws, at the family house in the country. And while each play is complete on its own terms, by viewing all three plays (in any order), the audience is able, detective-like, to piece together all of the hidden secrets and lies, the outrageous, hilarious and shocking interactions, which occurred over the weekend. And there are some wonderful and brilliant surprises!

 

The first Broadway revival of Ayckbourn’s masterpiece will feature the original heralded company from The Old Vic: Amelia Bullmore (Ruth), Jessica Hynes (Annie), Stephen Mangan (Norman), Ben Miles (Tom), Paul Ritter (Reg) and Amanda Root (Sarah).

 

The first London revival of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS ran September 11-December 20, 2008 at The Old Vic and was an instant sell out. For the production, the venerable 200-year-old theatre was converted for an in-the-round staging which will be retained for Circle in the Square’s unique configuration.

 

Reviews for the production were ecstatic. “I came out feeling that it would be right up there on my list of all-time great theatre events,” wrote Robert Gore-Langton in the Sunday Telegraph. “You’ll laugh. A lot,” exclaimed Benedict Nightingale, The Times. “Left me helpless with hilarity,” cheered Charles Spencer in the Daily Telegraph. “Matthew Warchus’s production is wonderfully entertaining, fluent and expertly acted. I recommend seeing the whole trilogy. It’s heaven in triplicate,” raved Paul Taylor in The Independent.

 

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS comprises three full length plays – Table Manners, Living Together and Round and Round the Garden. Each individual play offers a view of one comically catastrophic weekend, shared by six spouses and in-laws, at the family house in the country. And while each play is complete on its own terms, by viewing all three plays (in any order), the audience is able, detective-like, to piece together all of the hidden secrets and lies, the outrageous, hilarious and shocking interactions, which occurred over the weekend. And there are some wonderful and brilliant surprises!

 

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is designed by Rob Howell, with lighting by David Howe, music by Gary Yershon and sound by Simon Baker for Autograph.

 

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Dede Harris, Tulchin/Bartner/Lauren Doll, Jamie deRoy, Eric Falkenstein, Harriet Newman Leve, Probo Productions, Douglas G. Smith, Michael Filerman/Jennifer Manocherian, Richard Winkler in association with Dan Frishwasser, Pam Laudenslager/Remmel T. Dickinson, Jane Dubin/True Love Productions, Barbara Manocherian/Jennifer Isaacson.

 

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS will be performed in repertory. The schedule is as follows:

 

 

Table Manners
Living Together
Round and Round The Garden

General Schedule

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Wednesday
2:00 PM
8:00 PM

Thursday

8:00 PM

Friday
8:00 PM

Saturday
11:00 AM
3:00 PM
8:00 PM

Week of 4/6

Tue., April 7

8:00 PM

Wed., April 8
8:00 PM

Thur., April 9

8:00 PM

Fri., April 10
8:00 PM

Sat., April 11
11:00 AM
3:00 PM
8:00 PM

Week of 4/13

Mon., April 13

8:00 PM

Tue., April 14
8:00 PM

Wed., April 15

8:00 PM

Thur., April 16

8:00 PM

Fri., April 17
8:00 PM

Sat., April 18
11:00 AM
3:00 PM
8:00 PM

Week of 4/20

Tue., April 21

8:00 PM

Wed., April 22
8:00 PM
2:00 PM

Thur., April 23

6:45 PM

Fri., April 24
8:00 PM

Sat., April 25
11:00 AM
3:00 PM
8:00 PM

All three plays will also be performed on Sunday May 17 and

Sunday June 28. (Performance times as on Saturdays).

 

Tickets are on sale through Telecharge at 212-239-6200, at www.telecharge.com and at the Circle in the Square box office (235 West 50th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).

 

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