THE NORMAN CONQUESTS
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Bernard starred as Norman.
Performed at the Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, in 1978.
"Playing Norman in this trilogy of plays by Alan Ayckbourn was, without doubt, the most enjoyable experience of my theatrical life.
The plays, “Table Manners”, “Living Together”, “Round and Round the Garden” are wickedly funny comedies of middle class manners.
Norman is the central character who weaves his spell over the rest of the cast, particularly the women.
The resulting confusion is hilarious and touching at the same time. Norman wreaks havoc wherever he goes, but you can’t help but love him!
It played at Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, now sadly closed".