Six things to do in the next 48 hours: September 28 and 29

Alan Ayckbourn's Norman Conquests trilogy of plays is now on at Chichester Festival Theatre
Alan Ayckbourn's Norman Conquests trilogy of plays is now on at Chichester Festival Theatre
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Your quick guide to what to do in the Portsmouth area

STAGE: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

Chichester Festival Theatre, until October 28, times vary

The Norman Conquests – a trilogy of interconnecting plays by Alan Ayckbourn – is a masterfully comic portrayal of the absurdities of family life.

TRIBUTE: THE ILLEGAL EAGLES

Ferneham Hall, Fareham, Thursday, 7.30pm

Often credited as the world’s number one Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles are celebrating 20 years of globe-trotting on their latest and greatest tour.

THEATRE: DOMINION

Groundlings Theatre, Portsea, Friday and Saturday, 8pm

In town for a two-night run, Dominion is a love story which pits intimacy against the morality of war, performed by rising young theatre troupe The Young Quills.

SPORT: THE GREAT BRITISH SPIN-OFF

New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, Friday, 7.30pm

England’s greatest ever spin bowler, Graeme Swann, has reunited with cricket commentator Henry Blofeld, for a night of amusing anecdotes in The Great British Spin-Off.

FOLK: THE LITTLE UNSAID

The Railway Inn, Winchester, Friday, 7.30pm

After digging deep into their darkest experiences for their third album, alt-folk outfit The Little Unsaid are riding the crest of a wave of acclaim.

GALLERY: MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH

Jack House Gallery, Old Portsmouth, until Saturday

Painter Tim Fawcett treads a fine line between the comic and the tragic in this collection of vigorously rehashed internet-sourced imagery.