Three Plays of Broadway's The Norman Conquests Go on Sale Feb. 22

News   Three Plays of Broadway's The Norman Conquests Go on Sale Feb. 22 Tickets go on sale Feb. 22 for the Broadway run of The Old Vic's acclaimed new production of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests, a trio of comedies in rep that will launch April 7 at Circle in the Square.
Stephen Mangan in The Old Vic Theatre Company production of The Norman Conquests.
Stephen Mangan in The Old Vic Theatre Company production of The Norman Conquests. Photo by Manuel Harlan

The trilogy is directed by Matthew Warchus, who spun gold out of old with Boeing-Boeing in London and on Broadway. Opening night is April 23, and there will be some Saturdays when all three plays will be performed in one marathon, billed as "Trilogy Saturdays." The limited run plays to July 26.

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Tickets are now available through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, online at www.telecharge.com and at the Circle in the Square box office at 235 West 50th Street.

This first Broadway revival of Ayckbourn's masterpiece will feature the original fall 2008 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 Norman Conquests will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Steven Baruch, Tom Viertel, Dede Harris, Tulchin/Bartner/Lauren Doll, Harriet Newman Leve, Probo Productions, Eric Falkenstein/Jamie deRoy, Michael Filerman/Jennifer Manocherian, in association with Pam Laudenslager/Remmel T. Dickinson, Jane Dubin/True Love Productions, Barbara Manocherian/Jennifer Isaacson. 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," according to the producers. "The action is simultaneous and each exit in one play turns out to be an entrance in another. The plays will be performed on a rotating schedule during the week and can also be seen in one day on 'Trilogy Saturdays.'"

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 (Stephen Mangan) attempts to seduce his sister-in-law Annie (Jessica Hynes), charm his brother-in-law's wife Sarah (Amanda Root) and woo his estranged wife Ruth (Amelia Bullmore), 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."

As in London last year, the plays will be presented in the round.

The creative team includes set and costume designer Rob Howell, lighting designer David Howe, composer Gary Yershon and sound designer Simon Baker for Autograph.

For more information, including the unique performance schedule, visit NormanConquestsOnBroadway.com.

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