Round and Round the Garden

by  Alan Ayckbourn

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

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

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Round and Round the Garden

by  Alan Ayckbourn

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    3m, 3f
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    Tony, From Broadway, From West End

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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.

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

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Accolades

  • 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

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"Superb comic trilogy. Mr. Ayckbourn is the most remarkable British dramatist to have emerged since Harold Pinter. " - London Sunday Times

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

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  • Setting: The garden of a Victorian vicarage-type house during a weekend in July.

Casting

3m, 3f

NORMAN
TOM
SARAH
ANNIE
REG
RUTH

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Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn has spent his life in theatre, rarely if ever tempted by television or film, which perhaps explains why he continues to be so prolific. To date he has written 77 plays, and his work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world, and has won countles ...

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Round and Round the Garden premiered at the Library Theatre Co. in Scarborough in June 1973 under the direction of Eric Thompson.

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