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The Norman Conquests:

Round and Round the Garden

A trilogy of plays by Alan Ayckbourn

Festival TheatreTicketsPrice: From £10

Overview

Where’s the romance? Where’s the romance gone?

Saturday. 5.30pm. The garden. It’s not the only thing that’s looking wild and very, very tangled.

The Norman Conquests, a classic trio of interconnecting plays, seen from hilariously differing perspectives, is performed by one ensemble of actors. Each play can be enjoyed as a single performance or seen as one event in any sequence, either over different days or on trilogy days.

Norman would like to seduce Annie, though he’s married to her sister, Ruth. He’s also got his eye on Sarah, though she’s married to Reg - who is Annie and Ruth’s brother. Tom, from next door, isn’t married to anyone: though he too nurses secret hopes beneath his stoical surface.

With pungent wit and sparkling ingenuity, Alan Ayckbourn fashions the thwarted desires and bittersweet absurdity of family life into a comic masterpiece.

Alan Ayckbourn is Britain’s most prolific and popular contemporary playwright with over eighty plays to his name. Recent productions at Chichester include Way Upstream, Absurd Person Singular and Surprises.

Blanche McIntyre directs at Chichester for the first time; her recent work includes Titus Andronicus and Two Noble Kinsmen (RSC), Welcome Home Captain Fox! (Donmar Warehouse) and Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia (ETT).

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Festival 2017 pricing information

Prologue Members Early Bird
booking from 4 March

Cast & Creatives

Creative team

Blanche McIntyre

Director

Simon Higlett

Designer

Johanna Town

Lighting Designer

Olly Fox

Music

George Dennis

Sound Designer

Charlotte Sutton CDG

Casting Director

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Trilogy Day Dining

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TRILOGY DAY DINING

Turn The Norman Conquests trilogy day into a fabulous theatre and dining experience by enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinner in our relaxing Minerva Bar & Grill. You can book one or two meals or all three for £41.

Available 30 September, 3, 7, 14, 17, 25 and 28 October.


Trilogy Day Menu in the Minerva Bar & Grill

BREAKFAST

9-10am

Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale or Eggs Florentine

Tea or Coffee / Orange Juice
£7

TWO-COURSE LUNCH

1pm

Chargrilled Chicken Caesar Salad
or
Sun-blushed Tomato Galette

Blueberry Cheesecake
or
Fruit Kebabs

Tea or Coffee
£18

TWO-COURSE DINNER

6pm

Minute Sirloin Steak, Skin on Fries, Grilled Mushroom, Slow-roasted Tomato, Watercress
or
Aubergine, Butternut Tikka Curry, Coriander Rice

Toffee Popcorn Sundae
or
Blood Orange Posset
£20

Book all three meals for £41

Breakfast.

Breakfast

Lunch.

Lunch

Dinner.

Dinner

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