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LIVING TOGETHER

“a humorous salute to the human condition”

 

norman
norman fed up
give her rabies
on the rug
norman sad
norman drunk
norman drunk
policecar
in the chair
coffee
norman's dream
policeman
bedjacket
annie ruth
annie kiss

annie kiss

fighting

norman's slap

leave go of my hand

police

on the rug

rolled in the rug

off the rug
run you a bath

kiss ruth

LIVING TOGETHER ” “a humorous salute to the human condition


Living Together is one of The Norman Conquests, a trilogy of plays written in 1973 by Alan Ayckbourn. The small scale of the drama is typical of Ayckbourn. There are only six characters, namely Norman, his wife Ruth, her brother Reg and his wife Sarah, Ruth's sister Annie, and Tom, Annie's next-door-neighbour. The plays are at times wildly comic, and at times poignant in their portrayals of the relationships between six more or less unhappy characters. Each of the plays depicts the same six characters over the same weekend in a different part of a house. TableManners is set in the dining room, Living Together in the living room, and Round and Round the Garden in the garden. Each play is self-contained, and they may be watched in any order. Some of the scenes overlap, and on several occasions a character's exit from one play corresponds with an entrance in another. Having said that, the plays were not written to be performed simultaneously; this is fortunate as we only have oneMemorial Hall!

CAST
(in order of appearance)
Reg ... .................................................... Andrew Cheyne
Sarah ... ................................................. Maria Horton
Norman ... ............................................. DanielMumby
Annie ... .................................................. Antonia Giacomini
Tom ... .................................................... Mark Humble
Ruth ... .................................................... Ruth Potts
PRODUCTION TEAM
Prompt ... ................................................ Lindy Conway
Lighting/Sound ... .................................. Brendan Browne
StageManager... .................................... Steph Wilkinson
Front of House Manager ... .................. Sheila Lilley and team
Stage set ... ............................................ John Lilley
Publicity Graphics ... ............................. Meg Dixon
Production Programme ... ................... Paddy Conway
Director/Producer... ............................... Mike Dixon

THANKS TO
Warkworth Village Shop and N&F Young, Amble for the sale of tickets.
Amble Photographic Society for the pictures.
All others who have lent equipment or helped the production in any way.

ACT 1

Scene 1 – Saturday, 6:30 p.m
Scene 2 – Saturday, 8:00 p.m.

 

ACT 2

Scene 1 – Sunday, 9:00 p.m.
Scene 2 –Monday, 8:00 a.m.

 

ALAN AYCKBOURN
Born in 1939, his first professional job was as acting stage manager with Sir DonaldWolfitt's company. He joined the Library Theatre in 1957 as Acting Stage Manager, returning the following year as an actor. It was there in 1959 that his first play (The Square Cat) was premiered. In 1972 he became Artistic Director at Scarborough; he plans to step down next year. 1972 also saw the World Premiere of The Norman Conquests (his 14th play). In 1974 he had a 5 plays running concurrently in London’s West End, a record surpassed only by Andrew Lloyd Webber (with whom incidentally, he collaborated on By Jeeves in 1996), His plays have attracted 9 awards including Evening Standard – Best Play for theNorman Conquests in 1974. He holds 2 honorary doctorates, was made CBE in 1987 and knighted 10 years later. From 1981 to 83 he was statistically the most watched and performed playwright leading to the Arts Council headline: “Ayckbournmore popular than Shakespeare”.

He has published 72 full length plays and numerous other works.

“I try to make my plays events, not plays,with lots of things happening."   “I just can't imagine being alive without a play in me somewhere.”

Alan Ayckbourn

We were pleased to welcome Danial and Mark to our group, young men are always hard to find!

If you like acting, back-stage work, or just having fun then come along and join us, all are welcome.

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Thanks goes to:- Dot , Carol and Joan.