Kevin Spacey revives The Norman Conquests

Ayckbourn's comic masterwork The Norman Conquests is getting a risky revival from Kevin Spacey and an all-star cast.

The Norman Conquests has been responsible for a rare instance of actual rolling in the aisles. “That's true,” says Michael Gambon. “I saw a bloke fall out of his seat in the dress circle and roll down.”

Gambon was on stage at the time, seated at a dining table on a chair that was too low for his character, a stolid vet called Tom. “There was so much laughter in that particular scene, the six of us used to just stop acting. We just sat there and had to wait – sometimes an alarmingly long time. I could control that laughter by getting lower in my seat.”

Full published article at: TimesOnline

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