Table Manners

by  Alan Ayckbourn

Full Length Play, Dramatic 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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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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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A dining-room


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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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