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RECOMMENDED !!! Table Manners (comedy, Soulpepper Theatre $23)

Join us for Table Manners, a comedy that is the first play in the Norman Conquests Trilogy It will be presented by the Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto's historic Distillery District.

Our group will save up to 70 per cent off regular ticket prices by purchasing rush tickets, which are usually best available on Mondays.


In Table Manners, Alan Ayckbourn kicks off his The Norman Conquests trilogy in a room characterised both for its high traffic at mealtimes and its relative seclusion at other times, when the living room and kitchen are more popular. Ayckbourn designed the piece to be staged in the round, offering angle from all sides of the misadventures of the loveable philanderer, Norman, as he attempts to negotiate his fellow houseguests to complete a naughty weekend away from his wife. Most strikingly, Table Manners is written to run parallel to the two other parts of The Norman Conquests, where Living Together and Round and Round the Garden take place simultaneously in other parts of the property. Each segment of The Norman Conquests is designed to be independent of each other, so it makes no difference what order they are viewed. An audacious style of storytelling that is characteristic of Ayckbourn's writing, Table Manners is an uproarious evening around the dining room table.The Norman Conquests are conceived to be enjoyed individually or in any combination.

ABOUT SOULPEPPER THEATRE: Soulpepper is considered to be one of the best small theatres in Toronto. It consistently offers professional, high-quality productions. It is also one of the priciest small theatres in the city. To save money, Thumbs Up will be going to Soulpepper's productions on Monday and Tuesday nights in 2014 when cheap rush tickets are usually in good supply. Please note a seat is not guaranteed for a rush ticket!


DATE: Monday, February 10, 2014

TIME: Show starts at 8 p.m. It's recommended you be in the box office lineup by 6:15 p.m. to get a rush ticket.

WHERE: Young Centre For The Performing Arts
Michael Young Theatre
Distillery District, 55 Mill Street
Building 49
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4

SHOW LENGTH: 2 hours, 10 minutes, with one 20 minute intermission

RUSH TICKETS: $23 cash (adults), $5 cash (youth 21 and under)

REGULAR TICKETS: $57.00 and $74.00 (adults) (including HST and service charges)

MEETUP FEE: $2 cash (Please pay Peter exact change at the meetup spot)


RUSH TICKETS: Get into the box office lineup for rush tickets on the day of performance. Consecutive numbers for rush tickets will be given out by the box office beginning at 7 p.m. The lower your number (number 1 is best!), the better your chances of getting a rush ticket. At 7:30 p.m. the box office will start calling out the numbers in the order they were given out until all rush tickets are sold. To get a low number, it's best to line up early at the box office -- by 6:15 p.m. if possible. Peter will check on availability of rush tickets closer to the performance date.

Members are responsible for purchasing their own tickets directly from the theatre.

BOX OFFICE CONTACT INFO: Call the box office at (416)[masked], ext. 1.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: This theatre has assigned seating. This means it may not be possible to sit together as a group. However, we will get together before, at intermission and after the show.



Meet Peter at 6:15 p.m. in the box office lineup. He will be wearing a white cap.


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  • Lisa

    I didn't enjoy the play very was very well acted ( as usual!) but I didn't connect with the characters...for me personally that's a HUGE part of it.

    February 13, 2014

  • Wendy

    Great story line, great acting, great comedy...what more could you ask for.

    February 12, 2014

  • Anne O

    All the actors were excellent, enjoyed the evening.
    It was nice to meet you Peter and thank you for hosting.

    February 11, 2014

  • Belinda

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Great script. Great acting. Great group. Can't wait for tonight's second installment. Thank you, Peter, for hosting. Lovely to meet Jelena

    February 11, 2014

  • Peter W

    An outstanding performance, especially the powerful acting ... As many of you know, I was fuming at "Sarah" at intermission !! :)

    February 11, 2014

  • Jennifer

    I enjoyed this comedy with a wonderful cast of characters. Thank you Peter for hosting this fun evening.

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Janie F.

    Good dialogue and excellent acting. I can never see enough of Fiona Reid. Really looking forward to the next Norman Conquests tomorrow night.

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • Sacha

    How do I add a +1?

    February 7, 2014

    • Peter W

      Sacha change your RSVP to "NO", then go down to the list of "Not Attending" click on your name, change your RSVP to YES and there will be an opportunity to add one guest ... Looking forward to seeing you on Monday !!

      February 7, 2014

    • Sacha

      Hi Peter. Looks like I won't be able to attend after all. I'm so disappointed. I hope I can go the next time...

      February 9, 2014

  • Rita

    I saw it in the fall and highly recommend it

    January 27, 2014

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