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
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)
TO PURCHASE RUSH TICKETS
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.