The Norman Conquests

Directed by Victor Craven

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Please note that all three plays are being performed on each Saturday.

 
The Norman Conquests

by Alan Ayckbourn

 
Wednesday 18th March at 7.30 : Table Manners
Thursday 19th March at 7.30 : Round and Round the Garden
Friday 20th March at 7.30 : Living Together
Saturday 21st March at 11.00 : Table Manners
Saturday 21st March at 3.00 : Living Together
Saturday 21st March at 7.30 : Round and Round the Garden

Wednesday 25th March at 7.30 : Round and Round the Garden
Thursday 26th March at 7.30 : Living Together
Friday 27th March at 7.30 : Table Manners
Saturday 28th March at 11.00 : Round and Round the Garden
Saturday 28th March at 3.00 : Table Manners
Saturday 28th March at 7.30 : Living Together

Wednesday 1st April at 7.30 : Living Together
Thursday 2nd April at 7.30 : Table Manners
Friday 3rd April at 7.30 : Round and Round the Garden
Saturday 4th April at 11.00 : Living Together
Saturday 4th April at 3.00 : Round and Round the Garden
Saturday 4th April at 7.30 : Table Manners


The Norman Conquests is a trilogy of plays (Table Manners, Living Together and Round and Round the Garden) concerning a group of related people. First performed in Scarborough and London in the early 1970s, a hugely successful revival played at the Old Vic Theatre in 2008 starring Jessica Hynes and Ben Miles, and with Stephen Mangan as Norman.

The plays are not consecutive, but all occur during a single weekend in different parts of the same house. Thus we are watching events which are taking place simultaneously with those we have seen, or are about to see. Each is complete in itself and they can be watched in any order. However, each benefits if they can be viewed as one threefold whole.

Annie has arranged to spend an illicit weekend with her sister Ruth's husband Norman, and for this reason has asked her elder brother Reg and his wife Sarah to look after the house and their widowed mother. It is generally assumed by all that Annie ought to pair off with Tom, but her attempts to communicate this to him never seem to penetrate. And the one consistent ambition throughout the weekend is that of assistant librarian Norman's attempts to seduce all three women.
 

Cast List

Annie : Rosie Louden
Tom : Ryan Williams
Sarah : Helen McGill
Reg : Paul Graves
Ruth : Ruth Sullivan
Norman : Simon Vaughan

 

Production Team

Director : Victor Craven
Set Design : Jude Chalk
Costume Design : Peter Westbury and Sheila Burbidge
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : Victor Craven
Music Composition : Colin Guthrie
Movement Director : Ruth Sullivan

Stage Managers : Dinah Irvine and Richard Davies
Assistant Directors : Jon Gilmartin and Sharita Oomeer
Assistant Stage Manager : Wayne Gilbart
Sound Operator : Jonathan Norris



Rosie Louden
 
Ryan Williams
Helen McGill
 
Paul Graves
Ruth Sullivan
 
Simon Vaughan
For the Tower Theatre, Victor Craven has directed The Habit of Art, Comic Potential, On Religion and Blackbird. Other directing projects include What Do You Do With An Idea?, Voyager and Game Over (London Symphony Orchestra); A Chip in the Sugar, Her Big Chance, Bed Among the Lentils and A Lady of Letters (Landor Theatre); Lettice and Lovage, Ten Times Table, Relatively Speaking, Confusionsn, One For the Road, Habeas Corpus and Toad of Toad Hall.