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 Mangan, Ben 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 Bullmore, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Mangan, Ben Miles,Paul Ritter, Amanda 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 Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Dede Harris, Tulchin/Bartner/Lauren Doll, Jamie deRoy, Eric Falkenstein, Harriet Newman Leve, Probo Productions, Douglas G. Smith, Michael Filerman/Jennifer Manocherian, Richard Winkler in association with Dan Frishwasser, Pam 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.
THE NORMAN CONQUESTS bids farewell to Broadway with an afternoon tea service at Sardi's Restaurant in New York City