The Norman Conquests Broadway:
The Norman Conquests plays at Circle in the Square Theatre
1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue - at 50th Street- Map
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The Norman Conquests, Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy of plays, The Norman Conquests, will come to Broadway directly following its sold out critically acclaimed run in London. The production, the latest success for The Old Vic Theatre Company under the artistic leadership of Kevin Spacey, will play for 16 weeks only.
The Norman Conquests comprises three full length plays – Table Manners, Living Together and Round and Round the Garden – which are ingeniously written to be enjoyed individually or as a trilogy, in any order. The action is simultaneous and each exit in one play turns out to be an entrance in another.
Set in the dining room (Table Manners), living room (Living Together) and garden (Round and Round the Garden) of an English country house, The Norman Conquests follows six characters – assistant librarian Norman, his wife, in-laws and the local vet – from Saturday night through Monday morning. We watch as desperate lothario Norman attempts to seduce his sister-in-law Annie, charm his brother-in-law’s wife Sarah and woo his estranged wife Ruth, during a disastrously hilarious weekend of eating, drinking and misunderstanding. With his characteristic compassionate humor, Ayckbourn explores the disappointments bubbling beneath the surface as his characters’ dreams of love and fulfillment go amiss.
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