THE NORMAN CONQUESTS
The Norman Conquests is a trio of comedies: Table Manners, Living Together and Round and Round the Garden. Each individual play offers a view of one comically catastrophic weekend, shared by six spouses and in-laws, at the family house in the country. And while each play is complete on its own terms, by viewing all three plays (in any order), the audience is able, detective-like, to piece together all of the hidden secrets and lies, the outrageous, hilarious and shocking interactions, which occurred over the weekend. And there are some wonderful and brilliant surprises!
REVIEWS OF THE BROADWAY PRODUCTION:
"THE NORMAN CONQUESTS cripples you with laughter. Which play should you see? You can't lose with any one, but go see all three, lucky theatergoer, and you win big."
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"UPROARIOUS! ALL THREE PLAYS HAVE MELTED IN MY MEMORY INTO ONE DELICIOUS THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE."
-Dan Kois, New York Magazine
"One of the MOST HILARIOUS DAYS AND NIGHTS YOU'LL EVER SPEND IN A THEATER."
-Robert Feldberg, The Record
"DELIVERS MORE LAUGHS THAN OUGHT TO BE LEGAL."
-David Rooney, Variety
"In director Matthew Warchus's convulsively funny production, you will find nearly inexhaustible stores of farcical pleasure, thanks to a top-shelf ensemble. I gleefully gobbled up Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy of comedies and was hungry for more."
-David Cote, Time Out New York
The Norman Conquests opened on April 23, 2009 and ran until July 25, 2009. It was the recipient of numerous awards and nominations.