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L.A. Theatre Works: Tonight, Saturday 28 July, Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy “The Norman Conquests” Part 3: Round and Round the Garden July 29, 2007

Posted by William Spear in >> News, >> Radio Drama.

Saturday, July 28 – tonight! – from 10 pm – midnight on 89.3 KPCC, L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s the Thing completes its broadcast of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy, “The Norman Conquests,” with Part 3: Round and Round the Garden starring Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres, Carolyn Seymour, Ken Danzinger, Jane Leeves and Christopher Neame.  The third installment returns us to the same weekend in the country, but this time to the quiet setting of Mother’s overgrown English country garden.  Something more troublesome than brambles is lurking among the roses in the form of Norman, the assistant librarian whose conquests, unlike those of the warrior race to whom he presumably owes his name, are amorous rather than military.  Heavily laced with lunacy, Ayckbourn examines the foibles of the English middle class, mixing hilarity with pointed social comment.  The broadcast includes an interview with Alan Ayckbourn.

Where to listen

The series can also be heard on 89.1 KUOR in Redlands; 94.1 KPFA in Northern California; 91.5 FM WBEZ in Chicago; 91.1 FM KRCB in Sonoma County; 93.5 FM  KRTS Marfa Public Radio (Texas); 89.7 WGBH in Boston; 94.9 KUOW in Seattle; 88.9 FM KUNM in Albuquerque; as well as on many other public radio stations nationwide and XM Satellite Radio. Selected programs from LATW are also heard internationally over BBC World Service, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Telefis Eirann (Ireland), Radio Hong Kong, and Radio New Zealand. The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available in bookstores, libraries, through their catalog, digitally on itunes, overdrive.com, audible.com, and on the L.A. Theatre Works website at http://www.latw.org/ .

Entire schedule

To get a full schedule, go to the L.A. Theatre Works website at http://www.latw.org/ and follow the link through the “Radio Theatre Series” heading and then “Episode Guide” or go directly to http://www.scpr.org/ for KPCC.

Additional support

Additional support for the series is provided by AudioFile Magazine.  Listeners can visit their website at http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/ to view 65 reviews of LATW plays and hear sound clips from them.  The Beverly Hilton hotel is the official hotel for The Play’s the Thing.

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