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Round and Round the Garden

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 3m

Round and Round the Garden
by Alan Ayckbourn

Winner! 2009 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Play
Winner! 2009 Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Play
Winner! 2009 Outer Critics Circle Outstanding Revival of a Play

Round and Round the Garden is part of  The Norman Conquests  trilogy.

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    3f, 3m
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In this play, Sarah's desperate attempts to have a nice, civilized week end culminate, not surprisingly, in disaster. Ruth, Norman's wife, is summoned but Norman still contrives to cause havoc involving, finally, all three women. Matters are not helped by such events as the slow thinking Tom mistaking Ruth's intentions during a conversation they have together. Eventually the horrific week end draws to a close. The four visitors depart, but even at the last moment Norman manages, deliberately or not, to wreck all plans by driving his car into Reg's. Back they all troop, now facing having to stay. Norman finds himself spurned by all three women and is left protesting with injured innocence that he only meant to make everyone happy.
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  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting A garden

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Alan Ayckbourn

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of Alan Ayckbourn joining the Library Theatre company in Scarborough, of which he was the Artistic Director for 37 years and where he made both his professional playwriting in 1959 and his directorial debut in 1961.

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