Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's

The 2009 Tony Award-winner for Best Revival of a Play, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, ends its limited run on Broadway on Sunday, July 26th and the critically acclaimed cast will return home to England.

The award-winning cast of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS; Amelia Bullmore, Jessica Hynes, Stephen ManganBen Miles, Paul Ritter and Amanda Root gathered together at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street) on Wednesday, July 15th to have a "spot of tea" and bid Broadway farewell. BroadwayWorld.com was there to share some tea before they have to say 'Cheerio' to New York City.

The Old Vic's critically acclaimed production of Alan Ayckbourn's comedy trilogy, directed by Matthew Warchus, ends its strictly limited engagement on Sunday, July 26 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). 

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. The production is also the winner of three Drama Desk and three Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Director of a Play (Mattthew Warchus), and Distinguished Ensemble (Amelia BullmoreJessica HynesStephen ManganBen Miles,Paul RitterAmanda Root).

The cast was also honored with a Theatre World special award and a special citation from the NY Drama Critics' Circle, shared with directorMatthew Warchus

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS opened Thursday, April 23 on Broadway, earning the best reviews of any play this season.

The first Broadway revival of Ayckbourn's masterpiece features Amelia Bullmore (Ruth), Jessica Hynes (Annie), Stephen Mangan (Norman), Ben Miles (Tom), Paul Ritter (Reg) and Amanda Root (Sarah). 

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS comprises three full length plays - 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!

The production is designed by Rob Howell, with lighting by David Howe, music by Gary Yershonand sound by Simon Baker for Autograph. 

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS trilogy is performed in repertory. The schedule is as follows: 

Tuesday at 7:00 PM Round and Round the Garden
Wednesday at 2:00 PM Table Manners
Wednesday at 8:00 PM Living Together
Thursday at 8:00 PM Round and Round the Garden
Friday at 8:00 PM Table Manners
Saturday at 11:30 AM Table Manners
Saturday at 3:30 PM Living Together
Saturday at 8:00 PM Round and Round the Garden

Trilogy day performances are also scheduled for Sunday, July 26, same times as on Saturdays. 

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Steven BaruchMarc RouthRichard FrankelTom ViertelDede Harris, Tulchin/Bartner/Lauren DollJamie deRoyEric FalkensteinHarriet Newman LeveProbo ProductionsDouglas G. SmithMichael Filerman/Jennifer ManocherianRichard Winkler in association with Dan FrishwasserPam Laudenslager/Remmel T. Dickinson, Jane Dubin/True Love Productions, Barbara Manocherian/Jennifer Isaacson.

Tickets are on sale through Telecharge at 212-239-6200, at www.telecharge.com and at the Circle in the Square box office (235 West 50th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).

For more information visit www.NormanConquestsOnBroadway.com

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
THE NORMAN CONQUESTS bids farewell to Broadway with an afternoon tea service at Sardi's Restaurant in New York City

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan, Amelia Bullmore, Jessica Hynes, Ben Miles, Amanda Root and Paul Ritter

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan, Amelia Bullmore, Jessica Hynes, Ben Miles, Amanda Root and Paul Ritter

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan, Amelia Bullmore, Amanda Root, Paul Ritter, Jessica Hynes and Ben Miles

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan, Amelia Bullmore, Amanda Root, Paul Ritter, Jessica Hynes and Ben Miles

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan, Amelia Bullmore, Amanda Root, Paul Ritter, Jessica Hynes and Ben Miles

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan, Amelia Bullmore, Amanda Root, Paul Ritter, Jessica Hynes and Ben Miles

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan, Amelia Bullmore, Amanda Root, Paul Ritter, Jessica Hynes and Ben Miles

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan, Amelia Bullmore, Amanda Root, Paul Ritter, Jessica Hynes and Ben Miles

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Amelia Bullmore, Amanda Root, Paul Ritter, Jessica Hynes and Ben Miles

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Amelia Bullmore, Amanda Root, Paul Ritter, Jessica Hynes and Ben Miles

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Amelia Bullmore

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Amelia Bullmore

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Jessica Hynes

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Jessica Hynes

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Ben Miles

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Ben Miles

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Ben Miles

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Amanda Root

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Amanda Root

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Paul Ritter

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Paul Ritter

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan

Photo Coverage: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Bids Broadway Farewell With A 'Spot Of Tea' At Sardi's
Stephen Mangan, Amelia Bullmore, Jessica Hynes, Ben Miles, Amanda Root and Paul Ritter, The cast of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.