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The Norman Conquests: Table Manners ()

Produced by

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Playwright: Alan Ayckbourn
Director: Ted Dykstra


The Michael Young Theatre


September 27th - October 8th, 2013


September 27th, 2013 – September 28th, 2013

Awards & Nominations

2014 Dora Award Nominee – Outstanding Performance by a Male (Oliver Dennis)


As seen from the dining room, a secretive dirty weekend away for the affable librarian Norman turns into a series of misunderstandings, trysts, and hilarious revelations when his wife unexpectedly arrives, asking questions. A comic feast where chairs and food are scarce, but laughs are served aplenty. (


Derek Boyes Reg
Fiona Reid Sarah, his wife
Sarah Mennell Ruth, Reg's sister
Albert Schultz Norman, her husband
Laura Condlln Annie, Reg and Ruth's younger sister
Oliver Dennis Tom

Creative Team

Alan Ayckbourn Playwright
Ted Dykstra Director
Ken MacKenzie Set Designer
Patrick Clark Costume Designer
Louise Guinand Lighting Designer
Creighton Doane Sound Designer
Creighton Doane Composer
Kelly McEvenue Fight Director


Nancy Dryden Production Stage Manager
Janet Gregor Assistant Stage Manager
Diane Pitblado Dialect Coach
Jordana Weiss Apprentice Stage Manager


Jacqueline Robertson-Cull Head of Hair and Makeup
Janet Pym Wardrobe Coordinator
Geoff Hughes Cutter
Barbara Nowakowski First Hand
Emma Zulkoskey Dresser
Greg Chambers Props Builder
Lisa Summers Scenic Painter
Greg Poulin Production Manager
Mike Ledermueller Technical Director
Andrew Hillman Associate Technical Director
Andrew Leeke Assistant Technical Director
Sarah Elizabeth Noyes Head of Wardrobe
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Duncan Johnstone Head Scenic Artist
Andy DeVries Head Carpenter
Kaileigh Krysztofiak Production Assistant
Jason Browning Technician
Megan Burns Technician
Benn Hough Technician