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He came, he saw, he blundered.

Over one weekend at a country house, family tensions and thwarted lust bubble over in the summer heat. Amid sparring spouses, boring board games and dismal dinners, we join Norman as he struggles manfully to bring peace, calm and happiness to those around him.

The Norman Conquests is an ingenious interlocking trilogy, telling a single story from three vantage points. Each of the three plays – Table Manners, Living Together and Round and Round the Garden – is a full, tragi-comic meal: together they add up to a rich comedic feast.

Perhaps the greatest feat by the world’s most popular playwright, this theatrical treat is directed by Philip Wilson, whose production of Noises Off  was a delirious comic delight at the Playhouse in 2007.

“A cultural event that spares the muckiness of a summer festival while providing the instant gratification of a box set marathon, it’s a brilliant idea and a unique opportunity for theatregoers” - Made Up: On Stage Liverpool

8 / 10 - Liverpool ECHO
Star 4 - Liverpool Post
Star 4 - The Times
Star 4 - The Guardian
Star 4 - What's On Stage
Star 4.5 - Public Reviews
Star 4 - LSMedia

The plays, like Norman, have no order. See them as you like! Click here for the full performance diary and pricing – the more you see, the more you save.

A Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Production.



Plan ahead
Liverpool Central Station will be closed during the run of The Norman Conquests. The Playhouse is a short walk from Lime Street and Moorfields stations and there will also be also a shuttle bus between the stations provided by Merseyrail. Please visit for full details.

The Norman Conquests

Fri 25 May to Sat 23 Jun at the Playhouse
(There will not be performances on the June Bank Holiday dates: Mon 4 Jun or Tue 5 Jun)

Evenings: 7.30pm (Except when there is a matinee performance, when the evening start time is 7pm)

Matinées: 3pm (plus 11am on TRILOGY DAYS)

Click here for the full performance diary and pricing

Table Manners
25 & 26 May, 1, 9, 12, 14, 18 & 23 Jun
11am Mat: 2 & 7 Jun
3pm Mat: 16 & 21 Jun
Living Together
28 & 29 May, 6, 8, 13, 16, 20 & 22 Jun
11am Mat: 9 & 23 Jun
3pm Mat: 2 & 7 Jun
Round and Round the Garden
30 & 31 May, 2, 7,11, 15, 19, & 21 Jun
11am Mat: 16 Jun
3pm Mat: 9, 14 & 23 Jun 

TRILOGY DAYS:  11am, 3pm & 7pm
 2, 7, 9, 16 & 23 Jun

Tickets: £12-£21
Age: 8+
Running Times: (excluding 20 min interval)
Table Manners - 1 hour 50 mins
Living Together - 1 hour 40 mins
Round & Round the Garden - 1 hour 45 mins

Afterwords: Wed 20 Jun
Page To Stage: Thu 21 Jun

Audio Described performance Audio Described:
Table Manners: Thu 21 Jun 2012 at 3pm
Living Together: Fri 22 Jun 2012 at 7.30pm
Round and Round the Garden: Sat 23 Jun 2012 at 3pm

Captioned Performance Captioned:
Round and Round the Garden: Sat 16 Jun at 11am
Table Manners:  Sat 16 Jun at 3pm
Living Together: Sat 23 Jun at 11am


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Book for 2 plays and get 5% off total price*
Book for all 3 plays and get 10% off total price*
Book for one of our TRILOGY DAYS of 3 plays in a day and get 15% off total ticket price*

When you see the 'Use Promotional Code' box, input the appropriate code:

  • When booking for 2 Shows enter 223232 for a 5% discount
  • When booking for 3 Shows enter 332323 for a 10% discount
  • When booking for 3 Shows on the same day enter 442323 for a 15% discount

 If you have any queries or questions, please call the Box Office on 0151 709 4776, Mon - Sat, 10am - 7pm.

*applies to Full Price and Over 60s tickets

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