The trilogy,'The Norman Conquests' by Alan Ayckbourn is centred around the attempts of Norman, an Assistant Librarian, to involve himself with his sisters-in-law and his wife during a summer weekend at the home of the Matriach, somewhere in the Home Counties.
Annie, Mother's carer, is desperate to escape from the tyranny of the summoning bell, while Reg and Ruth, her siblings, who have managed to escape, are furious to be pulled back to the house. Sarah, Reg's wife and Tom, a constant visitor to the house are also, against their better judgement, caught up in Norman's Machiavellian schemes.
Will anyone escape unscathed?
'Round and Round the Garden' follows the events in the garden over an hilarious weekend.