Table Manners

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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Table Manners

by  Alan Ayckbourn

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Tony, From Broadway, From West End

Additional Info

In this play, Annie has arranged to spend an illicit weekend with her sister Ruth's husband Norman, and for this reason, suitably disguised, has asked her elder brother Reg and his wife Sarah to look after their widowed mother and the house. As it happens the seduction, thought or planned, by each of the six characters never takes place either.

Table Manners 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

Reviews

REVIEWS

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

Videos

  • Alan Ayckbourn on Growing As a Dramatist
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  • Alan Ayckbourn on Ideas
  • Alan Ayckbourn on Writing a Well Made Play
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: The dining room of a Victoria vicarage-type house on 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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Table Manners premiered at the Library Theatre Co. in Scarborough in June 1973 under the direction of Eric Thompson.

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