by Alan Ayckbourn
The Fort Theatre, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow
Produced by Aaron Pennie & Tony McCaffery
Directed by Tom Macdougall
Table Manners is the popular dining-room part of Alan Ayckbourn’s trio of comedy plays The Norman Conquests.
The action of each of the plays in The Norman Conquests – Table Manners, Living Together and Round And Round The Garden – takes place simultaneously and follows the same six characters in the same English country house from Saturday evening to Monday morning.
Believing it his mission in life to make women happy by showering them with love, Norman makes the most of every opportunity to seduce his sister-in-law Annie, charm his brother-in-law’s wife Sarah and woo his wife Ruth during a disastrous weekend of squabbling, eating, drinking and fondling.