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The Norman Conquests - Trilogy Tickets & Information

Circle In The Square Theatre

1633 Broadway / 235 West 50th Street

(Between Broadway & 8th Avenue)

New York NY 10019 View on map

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The Norman Conquests - Trilogy Summary

A trio of comedies set over one weekend at a home in the English countryside. Each play takes place in a different locations around the house: the dining room in Table Manners, the living room in Living Together, and the garden in Round and Round the Garden. The ingenious result is that as plots unfold, something seemingly incidental in one play takes on a hysterical new context in the next.

Table Manners; the events of the weekend as seen from the dining room. In which Reg finds food scarce despite having it thrown at him by Sarah…Sarah is scandalized 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 in which everyone has trouble deciding where to sit.

Living Together: the events of the weekend as seen from the sitting room. In which 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 in which nobody enjoys playing board games.

Round and Round the Garden: the events of the weekend as seen from the garden. In which Ruth thoroughly confuses Tom…Tom succeeds in asking Annie…Annie gets a glimpse of Norman’s pajamas…Norman tells Sarah stories by moonlight…Sarah disapproves of Reg’s outdoor sports…and in which everyone gets to roll in the grass.

A Day of Conquests (New York Times)
What's it like to spend a day immersed in this play? Take a behind-the-scenes look with audio and photos.

Ayckbourn the Juggler, in Triple Time (New York Times)
Alan Ayckbourn, who has written more than 70 plays, is back on Broadway with his Norman Conquests trilogy.

The Norman Conquests - Trilogy Cast Members:

Amelia Bullmore, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Mangan, Ben Miles, Paul Ritter, Amanda Root

The Norman Conquests - Trilogy Creative Team

Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Director: Matthew Warchus
Press Agent: Boneau / Bryan-Brown

The Norman Conquests - Trilogy Award Winners/Nominees


Nominated for 7 2009 Tony Awards
  • Best Revival of a Play - Winner!
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play - Stephen Mangan
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play - Paul Ritter
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play - Jessica Hynes
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play -Amanda Root
  • Best Direction of a Play - Matthew Warchus
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play - Rob Howell

Nominated for 5 2009 Drama Desk Awards
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play - Winner!
  • Outstanding Director of a Play - Matthew Warchus - Winner!
  • Outstanding Music in a Play - Gary Yershon
  • Outstanding Set Design of a Play - Rob Howell
  • Outstanding Costume Design - Rob Howell
Winner Outstanding Ensemble Performance

Nominated for 3 2009 Outer Critcs Circle Awards
  • Outstanding Revival of a Play - Winner!
  • Outstanding Director of a Play - Matthew Warchus - Winner!
  • Outstanding Ensemble Performance - Amelia Bullmore, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Mangan, Ben Miles, Paul Ritter, Amanda Root - Winner!
Nominated for 2 2009 Drama League Awards
  • Distinguished Revival of a Play
  • Distinguished Performance Award - Ben Miles

The Norman Conquests - Trilogy Quick Facts

Running Time:

Table Manners: 2 hours and twenty minutes
Living Together: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Round and Round the Garden: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Running times include one 15 minute intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

Recommended for 12 +
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
April 11, 2009 April 23, 2009

Box Office Hours

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm

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