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    • The Alan Ayckbourn Collection

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina, Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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    Six plays from the Olivier, Tony, and Moliere Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn: The legendary The Norman Conquests trilogy; as well as a brand new recording of his play Henceforward… starring Mad Men's Jarred Harris alongside Anne Heche; Just Between Ourselves starring Alfred Molina; and a remastering of L.A. Theatre Works’ recording of Man of the Moment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this

    • By Fryer Ceramics on 20-07-16

    Regular price: £14.89

    • Table Manners

    • Part One of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests Trilogy
    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    In Table Manners, the action occurs in the dining room of Mother’s house, where a conventional middle-class family is attempting to have a pleasant country weekend. But they are no match for Norman, the bane of the family, who horrifies everyone by doing exactly as he likes.

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Season's Greetings (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, Phil Daniels, Bill Nighy, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Christmas is the season of good cheer and harmony among men, but things are not working out quite that way in the Bunker household. As a motley collection of friends and relatives fill the house with their own wishes, dreams and attitudes, the stage is set for seasonal disharmony and romantic intrigue. It’s Christmas Eve and while Belinda is rushing around decorating the tree and seeing to all the guests and their needs, Eddie and Pattie are having a serious bust-up.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best

    • By miss on 01-12-13

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Norman Conquests

    • The Complete Alan Ayckbourn Trilogy
    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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    Ayckbourn’s celebrated triology The Norman Conquests - three hilarious and poignant plays depicting the same six characters in one house over one weekend, namely Norman and his romantic follies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Norman Conquests - laugh a minute

    • By Lorna on 08-04-13

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Living Together

    • Part Two of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests trilogy
    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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    In the second “battle” of Ayckbourn’s celebrated triology The Norman Conquests, we rejoin the family weekend, this time hearing the events in the living room, where Norman gets drunk on homemade dandelion wine – and all hell breaks loose. Norman unleashes his merry brand of manipulative charm on the hapless guests and even his most formidable opponents go down in defeat on the drawing room rug.

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Round and Round the Garden

    • Part Three of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests trilogy
    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    The third “battle” of Ayckbourn’s celebrated trilogy The Norman Conquests, returns us to the same weekend in the country, but this time to the setting of Mother’s overgrown English country garden. Something more troublesome than brambles is lurking among the roses. Havoc ensues among the flora and fauna, as this cynical masterpiece makes its way to a hilarious conclusion.

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Classic Radio Theatre: The Norman Conquests (Dramatised)

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Robin Herford, Tessa Peake-Jones
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    When the deviously amorous Norman plans a clandestine weekend away with his sister-in-law, he has some fun and games in mind. But not quite the fun and games that he gets.

    Regular price: £16.00

    • Man of the Moment

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Jane Carr, Kenneth Danziger, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The price of accidental fame is hashed out in this comedy about a famous bank robber and the clerk who foiled his biggest heist. Ayckbourn’s 1988 play anticipates the popularity - and absurdity - of reality TV. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Rosalind Ayres as Jill Rillington; Jane Carr as Trudy Parks; Kenneth Danziger as Douglas Beechey; Martin Jarvis as Vic Parks; Ian Oglivy as Kenny Collins; and Yeardley Smith as Sharon Giffin. Directed by Robert Robinson. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, California in February, 1994.

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Just Between Ourselves

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina, Miriam Margolyes, Judy Geeson, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    The first of Ayckbourn's darkly comic masterpieces involves a relentlessly cheerful handyman in a disastrously fractured marriage. Two couples develop an unlikely friendship in this painfully funny portrait of British suburban life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • UTTER GARBAGE With a Capital U & G

    • By Highlight on 06-04-18

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Henceforward...

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Jared Harris, Anne Heche, Jack Davenport, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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    Starring Anne Heche and Jared Harris, the hilarious Henceforward... is one of Alan Ayckbourn’s most unusual works. In the near-future, a composer with creative block tries to re-unite with his estranged wife and daughter, hoping their reconciliation will free his mind to create his greatest musical masterpiece. But his own erratic impulses hinder his journey to creative freedom.

    Regular price: £5.39