By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by John P. Kelly
August 28 to October 10, 2015
Thurs-Sat at 7:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Saturdays
Featuring AL Connors, Michelle LeBlanc, Julie Le Gal, Margo MacDonald, Steve Martin and David Whiteley
From the comic genius behind How the Other Half Loves and Absurd Person Singular come not one but three scintillating comedies about one farcical weekend with a dysfunctional family. Each play portrays different events of the weekend from a different location (dining room, living room and garden) as assistant librarian Norman attempts to seduce the three women present at the house with varying results. Each show stands on its own, but the hilarity multiplies when you catch multiple shows! See any show on its own, OR… get all three of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS as a 3-show package & save 15%.
Aug 28–Sept 5 and again in rep Sept 29–Oct 10 (previews August 26 & 27)
The weekend as seen from the dining room: Reg finds food rather scarce despite having it thrown at him by Sarah, Sarah is scandalised by Annie, Annie is disappointed by men in general and Tom in particular, Tom knocks down Norman, Norman’s romantic proposals are ruined thanks to Ruth, Ruth loses her patience, her temper and her glasses, and everyone has trouble deciding where to sit.
Sept 11–19 and again in rep Sept 30–Oct 10 (previews September 9 & 10)
The weekend as seen from the living room: Reg is driven mad by Tom, Tom tells Annie a thing or two, Annie nearly comes to blows with Sarah, Sarah sees a different side of Norman, Norman sorts things out with Ruth, Ruth discovers the charms of a fireside rug, and nobody enjoys playing board games.
Round and Round the Garden
Sept 25–27 and again in rep Oct 1–Oct 10 (previews September 23 & 24)
The weekend as seen from the garden: Ruth thoroughly confuses Tom, Tom succeeds in asking Annie, Annie gets a glimpse of Norman’s pyjamas, Norman tells Sarah stories by moonlight, Sarah disapproves of Reg’s outdoor sports, and everyone gets to roll in the grass.
AL Connors as Norman and Margo MacDonald as Sarah
Photo by David Whiteley