This production began performances on 11th April and closed on 23rd July 2009.
The Norman Conquests generates profound happiness in audiences. It is so damn funny it cripples you with laughter.
The New York Times
Matthew Warchus has spun comic gold, with utmost clarity and actorly fireworks. The cast is never less than awe-inspiring
New York Post
Alan Ayckbourn's comic trilogy of plays, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, transferred to Broadway directly following its sold-out critically acclaimed run in London. The production played for a limited season from April 23 2009 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street) until July 26 2009. Previews began on April 7 2009.
The first Broadway revival of Ayckbourn's masterpiece featured the original heralded 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 first London revival of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS ran September 11 – December 20, 2008 at The Old Vic and was an instant sell-out. For the production, the venerable 200-year-old theatre was converted for an in-the-round staging which is retained for Circle in the Square's unique configuration.
Sonia Friedman Productions, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Dede Harris, Tulchin/ Bartner/ Lauren Doll, Jamie deRoy, Eric Falkenstein, Harriet Newman Leve, Probo Productions, Dougals G. Smith, Michael Filerman/ Jennifer Manocherian, Richard Winkler in association with Dan Fisherwasser, Pam Laudenslager/ Remmel T. Dickinson, Jane Dubin/ True Love Productions, Barbara Manocherian/ Jennifer Isaacson present The Old Vic Theatre Company production of “THE NORMAN CONQUESTS”.
Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy delivers more laughs than ought to be legal. It's an endless valley of jokes, with hilarious peaks and contemplative valleys. Richly rewarding, it's like a Rubik's Cube with humor and heart, its structural ingenuity matched by an exceptional cast and supple direction.
AMELIA BULLMORE – Ruth
JESSICA HYNES – Annie
STEPHEN MANGAN – Norman
BEN MILES – Tom
PAUL RITTER – Reg
AMANDA ROOT – Sarah
MATTHEW WARCHUS – Director
ROB HOWELL – Designer
DAVID HOWE – Lighting Designer
GARY YERSHON – Music
SIMON BAKER for Autograph – Sound Designer
GABRIELLE DAWES CDG – Casting