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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

A dynamic yoga class with precise alignment focus. Linking the breath with a flow of postures and time at the end for relaxation will leave you feeling stronger, more flexible, calm and renewed. Deborah Le Vene-Page has been teaching yoga since 2005, her classes are fun, friendly, inspiring and suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

Suitable for 18+ years

Autumn
Sat 7 Sept - 23 Nov and Sat 30 Nov - 7 Dec (drop in)
10am – 11.15am
£10 per class | £96 per 12 week term

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Parveen Chana

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Autumn
Sat 21 Sept – 30 Nov (exc 2 Nov)
10am – 11am
£67 per 10 week term


Suitable for 6+ years.

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The Carnival of the Animals - Saturday Lantern Making Workshops

Led by Same Sky.

Get ready to join the parade!

Short and sweet lantern making - get parade ready in 20 mins! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night.

Suitable for all ages 3+ years

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Night Market and Artisan Fair

The perfect opportunity to browse for unique presents as local artisan stallholders showcase their handmade wears. Enjoy all your favourite festive snacks and beverages together with a well stocked bar featuring craft ales, mulled wine and a full food menu.

The night market also features live music from Matt Henderson and Abi Powell.

Matt's intricately woven lyricism coupled with a unique take on acoustic guitar make for a refreshing, individualistic sound.

Abi Powell is a singer songwriter from Bracknell. She has performed at multiple local festivals and venues and released her first EP Not This Time in 2015.

WHY? Your Christmas shopping just got a whole load more fun!

Long Barn

Free entry - no ticket required.

  •  15 Nov FREE
  •  16 Nov FREE
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Joker (15)

Dir: Todd Phillips 2019 | 122 mins, US/CA

Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) is a failed comedian. Forever alone in a crowd, he seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur finds himself isolated, bullied and disregarded by society. His slow descent into madness begins - transforming him into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.

WHY? ‘Bold, devastating and utterly beautiful’ ★★★★★ Empire

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Luke Kempner - House of Faces

Comedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits.

Expect celebrities, politicians and even royalty going head to head in Luke’s hit show; House of Faces.

As seen and heard on Celebrity Big Brother (Channel 5), The Imitation Game (ITV), The Royal Variety Performance 2018 (ITV), The Week That Wasn’t (Sky One), Murder In Successville (BBC3) and The Now Show (Radio 4).

WHY? 'A remarkable talent for impersonations’ ★★★★ Telegraph

‘Gloriously funny’ Independent

‘Blummin genius’ Dawn French

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@LukeKempner
@nordenfarm

Luke Kempner's website

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Son of Town Hall

Son of Town Hall are Ben Parker from London and David Berkeley from New Mexico.

The musical duo create a world that transcends time and space. The show is three-parts concert, one-part theatre. Complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along.

WHY? ‘Think Simon & Garfunkel lost at sea, and you get a sense of the mythic world at play here’ Philadelphia Inquirer

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

@sonoftownhall
@nordenfarm

Son of Town Hall website

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle bedtime yoga sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed.

Bring one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.


Autumn
Sun 8 Sept, 20 and 27 Oct, 17 Nov, 15 Dec
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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The Carnival of the Animals - Sunday Lantern Making Workshop

Led by Same Sky.

Across 2 hours, our artist will guide the group through the process of weaving an intricate animal inspired willow frame ahead of covering and decorating.

Suitable for 6+ years.

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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun and friendly, easy to follow class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Autumn
Sun 8 Sept – 15 Dec (exc 6 and 13 Oct, 10 Nov)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.

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Judy (12A)

Dir: Rupert Goold 2019 | 118 mins, UK

Winter 1968. Judy Garland arrives in swinging London to perform a sold out run at The Talk of the Town. She prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans. While there, Judy also embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans - her soon-to-be fifth husband.

WHY? ‘Renée Zellweger gives the performance of a lifetime’ ★★★★ The Independent

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Bring Baby Screening
The screening on Wednesday 20 November at 11am is exclusively for parents, carers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including a cup of tea/coffee); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group H will be working towards a performance of The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, adapted from the ancient myths by Phil Willmott.

Climb aboard the mighty ship Argo to join heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the greatest adventure story ever told!

Performance date: Sunday 8 December


Sundays
4pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

A mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing style. A variety of music accompanies these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between.

No partner necessary.

Autumn
Sun 8 Sept – 22 Dec (exc 10 Nov)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

SOLD OUT
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The Power of Compassion – Sacred Dance and Music from Tibet

Tibet - the Land of Snows: home to Buddhist lamas whose ancient rituals have fascinated people for thousands of years.

The show presents chant, mantras, music and dance by eight Tibetan Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by ancient Tantric musical instruments. With introductory explanations offering additional insight into this endangered world.

WHY? ‘A window of time onto a magical universe of reincarnation and release’ The Independent

Courtyard Theatre
£15

  •  17 Nov SOLD OUT
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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 7 and 28 Oct)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Caroline Crawford.

A sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now. Professional artist Caroline Crawford leads this creative community. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence and meet new people!

Autumn
Mon 9 – 30 Sept, 14 Oct – 4 Nov, 11 Nov – 2 Dec, 9 – 23 Dec
10am – 12pm
£16 per session | plus £2 materials cost to tutor directly

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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself? Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. Practice gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations.

These classes are suitable for everyone, with or without previous yoga experience. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov – 16 Dec
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £28 per 4 week course | £42 per 6 week course

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Messy Monsters

Led by Kayleigh Galvin.

The chance for little ones and their grown-ups to get messy and explore the world through sensory play! Each week will feature fun new art activities. The best bit? You don’t have to do any cleaning up!

Suitable for ages 6+ months.

Mon 2 Sept – 16 Dec (exc 7 and 28 Oct)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov - 13 Jan (exc 30 Dec, 1 and 6 Jan)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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A Star is Born (U)

Dir: George Cukor 1954 | 181 mins, US

Meeting inebriated former matinee idol Norman Maine on stage, aspiring singer Esther saves him from a potentially embarrassing incident. Grateful, he asks her out to dinner. Impressed by her talent, Norman aims to help her succeed. Starring an Oscar nominated Judy Garland and James Mason.

WHY? Featuring superb songs by Harold Arlen and George Gershwin including the sublime and devastating The Man Who Got Away

Courtyard Theatre

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.
Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Autumn
Mon 2 Sept – 7 Oct, 14 Oct – 18 Nov and 25 Nov - 13 Jan (exc 30 Dec, 1 and 6 Jan) 2.15pm – 3.15pm
£42 per 6 week cours


Suitable for 18+ years

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept – 17 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Autumn in Pastel

Led by Jo Hall

Use pastels to explore natural forms with an autumnal flavour including drying leaves, seed heads and autumn fruits. Moving on to making compositions based on Autumn in the garden.

Tues 5 Nov – 10 Dec
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Autumn
Tues 10 Sept – 17 Dec (exc 29 Oct)
3 – 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Pilates - Intermediate

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for people with some Pilates experience or those who are looking for a slightly more challenging class. Still covering alignment, breathing and centering but with more focus on strengthening and toning your body. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.


Autumn
Tues 3 Sept - 1 Oct, 8 Oct - 12 Nov (ex 29 Oct) and 19 Nov - 17 Dec
11.30am - 12.30pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Suitable for anyone new to Pilates or wishing to improve their flexibility, co-ordination, posture, balance, breathing and focus on stabilizing the core. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.

Autumn
Tues 3 Sept - 1 Oct, 8 Oct - 12 Nov (ex 29 Oct) and 19 Nov - 17 Dec
12.45pm – 1.45pm
£12 per class | £50 per 5 week course


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Bellydance (Raks Sharki)

Led by Ellen O’Farrell.

You’re never too young or too old to learn to dance. Join us and learn to bellydance step by step. Come discover this beautiful art form, gain an appreciation of middle eastern music and have lots of fun doing it. As a great side effect you’ll get some low impact exercise and strengthen your core muscles.

Classes are suitable for complete beginners. Wear anything you are comfortable dancing in, yoga trousers or a long full skirt are both ideal. Ellen brings a selection of egyptian coin belts and hip scarves you can borrow to dance in.

Autumn

Tues 10 Sept - 8 Oct, 15 Oct - 19 Nov (exc 22 Oct) and 26 Nov - 17 Dec
2.30pm - 3.30pm
£12 per class | £45 per 5 week course, £35 per 4 week course

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The Bear Exhibition

An immersive exhibition to explore and discover.

The Gallery is transformed by work created by local children as part of our annual art competition. Inspired by our Christmas production, The Bear by bestselling author, Raymond Briggs.

Visit the story den for storytelling sessions while you’re here for tales from the land of Bears and beyond.

This year's exhibition is curated by visual artist Amelia Pimlott and students from BCA college as part of our young creatives project.

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Evening Papercraft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Each workshop will feature different projects and themes. Build up your skills and master new techniques to enable you to create your own designs at home.

Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing, heat embossing, fussy cutting and more, using a range of materials.

Autumn
Tues 17 Sept, 15 Oct, 19 Nov and 17 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£15 per session | £55 for all 4 sessions

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Norden Farm Choir

Led by Rob Castell

A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!

Autumn

Tues 10 Sept - 17 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£36 per 4 week term | £45 per 5 week term | £10 per session

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Autumn
Wed 11 Sept – 18 Dec (exc 30 Oct)
10am – 11am
£6 | £4 siblings

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a sibling under 6 months

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course


Suitable for 18+ years.

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RSC Live: Timon of Athens

A glittering and biting satire on whether money truly buys happiness.

Featuring a ‘searing central performance’ (Guardian) from award-winning actor, Kathryn Hunter.

Run time tbc

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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I Wanna Be Yours

The producers of Anna Jordan's Pop Music return to Norden Farm this Autumn with their latest show - I Wanna Be Yours by Zia Ahmed.

Ella is from Yorkshire. Haseeb is from London. They order a pizza. House red for Ella. Hot chocolate for Haseeb.

‘I think I’m falling in love with you.’

People and playlists. Christmas and Eid. Travelcards and Megabuses. London to Leeds. Love is more than just a game for two. Especially when there’s an elephant in the room. 

WHY? A lyrical, funny, tender play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got

The performance features integrated BSL throughout.

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

Age guidance: 12+ years
Running time: 80 mins

Presented by Paines Plough and Tamasha.

Paines Plough website
Tamasha website


The Cast and Creative Team
Written by Zia Ahmed
Directed by Anna Himali Howard
Assistant Director – Janisè Sadik
Designer – Mydd Pharo
Sound Design – Anna Clock
Lighting Designer – Martha Godfrey
Movement Director – Jennifer Jackson
Cast – Emily Stott, Ragevan Vasan and Rachael Merry

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn
Wed 4 Sept – 2 Oct, 9 Oct – 6 Nov and 13 Nov – 11 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Zumba (Thursdays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun, friendly and easy to follow dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 19 Dec
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.

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Modern Calligraphy

Led by Stuart Maxwell

A phenomenon of modern times but rooted deep in the 20th century. Mordern calligraphy is easily adaptable for either formal or informal work.

Thur 14 Nov – 12 Dec
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£55 per 5 week course | £10 materials cost to tutor (approx)

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group C will be working towards a performance of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, adapted by Richard R. George.

Who hasn’t wanted to join James as he escapes from his fearful aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures?

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
4.40pm
£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 and 9


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre Group F will be working towards a performance of The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts, adapted from the ancient myths by Phil Willmott.

Climb aboard the mighty ship Argo to join heroic Prince Jason, plucky Princess Medea, Hercules and all the gang for a lively retelling of the greatest adventure story ever told!

Performance date: Thursday 12 December


Thursdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 and 11


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (Thursdays)

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn

Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

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The Dime Notes

The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920s New Orleans jazz.

Unearthing a repertoire of stomps, blues and forgotten gems of the era. Featuring Chris Barber’s long-time clarinettist David Horniblow , US pianist Andrew Oliver, guitarist Dave Kelbie of Evan Christopher’s Django à la Creole fame and bassist Louis Thomas.

WHY? ‘Inspired!’ Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@thedimenotes
@nordenfarm

The Dime Notes website

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Steve Bugeja - Single Mum

Steve helped his single mum find her Prince Charming all while learning his times tables (he was seven).

The host of Radio 4’s Economics with Subtitles returns following four critically acclaimed shows. As seen on Sky One’s The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and ITV2’s Love Island Aftersun.

WHY? 'An eye for comic detail that's all his own' The Guardian

Studio
£12

@SteveBugeja
@nordenfarm

Steve Bugeja website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Autumn
Thur 5 Sept – 3 Oct, 10 Oct – 7 Nov and 14 Nov – 12 Dec
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 11 Oct, 18 Oct - 22 Nov and 29 Nov - 20 Dec
9.30am - 10.45am
£28 per 4 week course
£42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept – 20 Dec (exc 1 Nov)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

SOLD OUT
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Acrylics: Still Life in an Oil Style

Led by Karen Carter

We will learn how to use acrylics in a thick impasto style to mimic the qualities of oil paint, incorporating structure gel and palette knife work to add body to the picture surface. We will also look at the use of glazes and varnishes to modify and enhance our work. A basic knowledge of acrylics is desirable.

Fri 22 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | plus £1 cost to tutor

  •  22 Nov SOLD OUT
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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Autumn
Fri 6 Sept - 11 Oct, 18 Oct - 22 Nov and 29 Nov - 20 Dec
11am – 12.15pm
£28 per 4 week course
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Musical Memories

Led by Rona Topaz

A sociable choir for people living with dementia, led by a professional singer.

Even if you think you can’t sing a note, join in with popular jazz, pop and movie theme tunes from the 1940s through to 1980s. Songs covered include Fly Me To the Moon, Que Sera Sera, Edelweiss, You Are My Sunshine, King of the Road and more!

Carers don’t have to be present, so it’s a chance to have a little respite and relax in the Café Bar.

Fri 20 Sept - 20 Dec (exc 1 and 15 Nov)
2pm – 3pm
£6 per session, including one free carer

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Non-Fiction (15)

Dir: Olivier Assayas 2018 | 107 mins, FR

(French with English subtitles)

Alain is a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution. He rejects the latest piece from author Léonard. Léonard has his affair with Alain’s wife Selena to comfort him. But events force them into confronting their double lives in a comedy of art, affairs and midlife crises.

WHY? The latest comedy-drama from Olivier Assayas, starring Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Digi Den

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Autumn
Fri 13 Sept - 29 Nov (exc 4 Oct and 1 Nov)
5pm - 6.30pm
£80 per 10 week term

  •  22 Nov
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The Scummy Mummies Show

Join comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they celebrate the scummier side of parenting, from drinking wine at teatime to hiding from the PTA.

Expect stand-up, sketches, songs, and some very scummy stories. Guaranteed to make parents laugh and non-parents happy about their life choices.

Based on the hit Scummy Mummies podcast and best-selling book. As seen in The Sunday Times and heard on Radio 4.

WHY? 'Likeably straight-talking' The Telegraph

'Very funny' The Guardian

'Hilarious' Broadway Baby

Courtyard Theatre
£17

@scummymummies
@nordenfarm

Scummy Mummies website

  •  22 Nov SOLD OUT
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Julian Siegel (saxes)

This immensely creative musician returns for an evening of brilliant jazz, fresh from performing at this summer’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival.

Forming a duo with trumpeter, Paul Jordanous and the superb Pendulum Rhythm Section headed by Clark Tracey (drums), with Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).

WHY? ‘A world class saxophonist’ Jazz UK

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm

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Salsa at the Farm

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

Finish your week on a high! Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks throughout the autumn and winter. Make Friday your fun night at the farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.

8pm-9pm
Salsa class for beginners, improvers and those new to Cuban salsa, or those who simply want to practice their technique. Our aim is to offer you fun classes that introduce you to authentic salsa and then consolidate your experience in a friendly environment.

9.15pm-10.15pm
Social dancing for all, including a 30 mins masterclass for experienced salseros – only £5. Let us help you to perfect your Cuban motion, increase your repertoire of moves and become more adept at responding to the music and your partner.

Remember, you don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!


Autumn

Fri 13 Sept - 18 Oct and Fri 1 Nov - 13 Dec (exc 15 Nov)
8pm-9pm | Class for beginners/improvers and those new to Cuban salsa
9.15pm-10.15pm | Social for all including a masterclass for experienced salseros
£7 per class | £42 for the 6-weeks
£5 for social
£10 for both | £60 for the 6-weeks

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Social Salsa at the Farm

Led by KK from Salsa Autentica

Finish your week on a high! Join us for cosy nights of dancing to popular salsa tracks throughout the autumn and winter. Make Friday your fun night at the farm as we share how to dance authentic salsa with you.

8pm-9pm
Salsa class for beginners, improvers and those new to Cuban salsa, or those who simply want to practice their technique. Our aim is to offer you fun classes that introduce you to authentic salsa and then consolidate your experience in a friendly environment.

9.15pm-10.15pm
Social dancing for all, including a 30 mins masterclass for experienced salseros – only £5. Let us help you to perfect your Cuban motion, increase your repertoire of moves and become more adept at responding to the music and your partner.

Remember, you don’t need to bring a partner – just a sense of fun!


Autumn

Fri 13 Sept - 18 Oct and Fri 1 Nov - 13 Dec (exc 15 Nov)
8pm-9pm | Class for beginners/improvers and those new to Cuban salsa
9.15pm-10.15pm | Social for all including a masterclass for experienced salseros
£7 per class | £42 for the 6-weeks
£5 for social
£10 for both | £60 for the 6-weeks

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Lantern Making 2.0

Led by Same Sky.

Get ready to join the parade!

Lantern Making 2.0 is brand new this year and takes place across 6 hours at Norden Farm.

Across a full day, working as a group, guided by our professional artist you will create a large-scale willow structure which will shine bright in the parade!

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (15)

Dir: Stanley Nelson 2019 | 115 mins, US

Telling the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn. The central theme of Miles Davis's life was his restless determination to break boundaries. It made him a star. For the people who loved him most, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with.

WHY? Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes and rare photos

'Stanley Nelson's superbly crafted documentary taps deep into the mystique of Miles Davis: his sound, stardom, and cult of personality.' Variety

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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George Egg: Movable Feast

Brand new comedy from the stand-up who cooks on stage.

In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals.

George demonstrates how to cook with an engine, procure items from the train buffet trolley and turn unexpected roadworks into a picnic. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.

WHY? 'Brilliantly funny' The Guardian

'Trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes' The Scotsman

Suitable for age 14+ years.

Studio
£14 (£12 conc )

@georgeegg
@nordenfarm

George Egg's website

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Harry and Chris - This One's for the Aliens

Harry and Chris (Guardian Pick of the Fringe 2018) are at the top of their field, having invented the field of comedy-rap-jazz.

They’ve sold out three Edinburgh shows, appeared on the Russell Howard Hour and were called ‘fabulously entertaining’ by Jonathan Ross (we didn’t even pay him). From the ridiculous to the sublime, the world’s greatest comedy-rap-jazz duo bring award-winning wordplay, awe-inspiring musicality, eyebrow-raising bromance and unashamed joy to the biggest PR task of all time - spinning planet earth.

'The duo’s best show yet' ★★★★★ Sunday Post

'One thing’s for sure, with Harry and Chris at the helm this planet is in safe hands' ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

'Their show is unique, intelligent and very entertaining, that does indeed enlighten the soul' ★★★★★ Deadline News

★★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@harrynchris
@nordenfarm

Harry and Chris' website

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Storytelling

Join our storytellers in the magical story den for interactive tales this October Half Term!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult spaces must be booked.

Mon 28 Oct - The Smartest Giant In Town.
Tues 29 Oct - The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.
Wed 30 Oct - The very hungry caterpillar.
Fri 1 Nov - The Magic Paintbrush and The High Street.
Sat 2 Nov - The Smallest Pumpkin.

Age guidance: 3-7 years.

Mon 28 Oct - Sat 2 Nov
11am and 1.30pm
£2 per person

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By the Grace of God (15)

Dir: Francois Ozon 2018 | 137 mins, FR

(French with English subtitles)

Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. He learns by chance that the priest who abused him when he was in scouts is still working with children. He decides to take action and is soon joined by two other victims. But the repercussions and consequences will leave no one unscathed.

WHY? A gripping true-life drama from director Francois Ozon

'François Ozon changes pace with an ambitious, urgently topical story from France's side of the Catholic Church abuse scandal.' Variety

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Sing! Sing! Sing! 2019

Presented by Jewel Tones.

Join Jewel Tones and friends for an evening of music.

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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The Bear

From the book by Raymond Briggs

Adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a polar bear a bath, or clear up its poo?
One night when she's fast asleep, Tilly is visited by an enormous bear. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.

Featuring inventive design, original music, and magical puppetry.

'Move over War Horse, this polar puppet is magic' The Guardian

Age guidance 3+ years.

Click here to read the full review.

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Christmas Wreath Making

Led by Louise Temple.

Learn how to create a handmade door wreath year after year. Handpick from a vast array of materials to make an individual design.

Autumn

Sun 17 Nov 4pm - 6pm and Tues 26 Nov 7pm - 9pm
£40 per session | plus £15 materials fee

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Downton Abbey (PG)

Dir: Michael Engler 2019 | 122 mins, UK

The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes.

WHY? Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt

Courtyard Theatre
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings.

Bring Baby Screenings
The screening on Friday 25 October at 11am is exclusively for parents, careers and grown-ups with children under 2 years. Lights are kept on low level and you can move around if you need to. Tickets are £5.50 for adults (including cup of tea); babies and infants are free of charge. Seating is unreserved and unaccompanied adults are not admitted.


Join us for Talking Tables

Talking Tables is a new pilot project from Norden Farm that aims to bring people together in a relaxed environment to discuss events, share ideas about what they are seeing and most importantly - to meet new people!

Talking Tables is particularly aimed at people coming to Norden Farm on their own, but all are welcome.

Our next Talking Tables event is on Sunday 27 October from 1.30pm for people coming to see the 2pm screening of Downton Abbey. To take part, simply book in to see the film, then join the group in the foyer before the screening.

Norden Farm volunteers are the Table hosts. They will be on hand to welcome people and answer any questions.

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Wille Edwards

Wille Edwards is a Cornwall based musician, eclectic songwriter and front man of internationally acclaimed band Wille and the Bandits.

He embarks on a solo tour of the UK, performing their acoustic songs like Under the Grove which is no longer played in the Bandits’ set.

Wille hopes to raise awareness of homelessness in the UK and help raise money through a charity single. The tour will cross the south of the UK; between shows Wille will volunteer with charities that support those who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness, he hopes to be able to gain some insight into the lives of some of the UK’s 320,000 homeless (Shelter, the National Campaign for Homeless People Limited).

The tour will be followed by the release of a single which will be targeted for a Christmas release; proceeds of the sale of this single will go to Crisis and The Big Issue to help support the work they do with those who unfortunately find themselves homeless in the UK.

WHY? A unique seated solo gig from Wille, raising awareness of homelessness

'Socially aware lyrics and planet hopping instrumentation makes for the most refreshing sound heard in ages' Classic Rock Magazine

Studio
£10

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Brittany Runs A Marathon (15)

Dir: Paul Downs Colaizzo 2019 | 104 mins, US

Brittany is a funny, likeable, 27 year old. Her trashy nightclub adventures and early-morning walks of shame make her late for work every day. But when Brittany is diagnosed with an elevated heart rate, high blood pressure and more – she is suddenly forced to get a grip. Brittany laces up her trainers gets running.

WHY? ‘Terrifically engaging’ Variety

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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NT Live: Present Laughter

Captured live from The Old Vic.

Andrew Scott stars in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy. A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Run time: 180 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Jayde Adams' The Ballad Of Kylie Jenner's Old Face

As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats does Countdown, Comedy Central's Roast Battle & BBC's upcoming TV show Good Omens.

In 2019 if you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. In her SBJ™ Jayde will rifle through all the noise and self-promotion and figure out what's actually going on.

WHY? 'She’s a star' The Guardian

★★★★★ Ed Fest | ★★★★ Telegraph| ★★★★ The Times | ★★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★★ I Talk Telly | ★★★★ Beyond The Joke | ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ The List

Studio
£12

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Acrylics: Urban Industrial Landscapes - Towards Abstraction

Led by Karen Carter

Explore the textures, shapes and decay of urban industrial landscapes. Through a semi abstract approach we will produce dramatic images combining charcoal, paint and textural surfaces.

A basic experience of acrylics is desirable.

Fri 29 Nov
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class | plus £2 materiel fee

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Winter Floral Tales with Mig Kimpton

Multi award winning floral designer Mig Kimpton returns with a brand new unique show this winter.

Mig combines his theatrical past with his extensive experience of working with flowers, to provide an evening of flowers, fun and wintry excitement!

Join him as he takes you on a journey through a magical wood and meets some well-known characters. But will he get eaten by the wolf? Help the three little pigs to build a new home? Or let you win one of his exquisite designs to take home... you will just have to come and find out!

WHY? Watch him create from scratch, stunning floral designs fit for any and every home

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@migkim
@nordenfarm

Mig Kimpton's website

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Enter the Dragons

Expect fantastical characters, ridiculous puppetry, extreme wigs, physical comedy and delightfully dark humour. Sixty minutes of laugh-out-loud joy, dissent and touching humility for anyone who is considering ageing.

Enter the Dragons is an hilarious, surreal odyssey through the challenges of growing older, which explodes myths about beauty, sex and femininity.

An archetypal Hero is reframed as a mature woman in the modern world. Gripped with
fear at her advancing years, she sets off on an epic quest to defeat Chronos, the god of time, and halt the inevitable - ageing. Will she succeed?

Written and performed by Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards

WHY? ‘Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards are a brilliant comedy coupling: the writing is sharp as a witch’s nose’ Total Theatre

‘Utterly hilarious, simply ingenious’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 16+ years.
(contains strong language and nudity)

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

@aecomedy
<a target="
blank" href="https://twitter.com/nordenfarm?lang=en">@nordenfarm

Presented by A & E comedy

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Align and Flow Yoga - Drop In Session

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Tone, stretch, strengthen, calm and renew with Deborah in this friendly and inspiring dynamic yoga class, with a precise alignment focus and always time at the end for relaxation.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

Autumn

Sat 30 Nov and Sat 7 Dec
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Japanese Blue Landscape in Watercolour and Gouache

Led by Caroline Crawford

Referencing Ancient paintings of Japanese mountains. Students will work with Windsor & Newton watercolours to create a mountainscape, featuring line, tonal washes and solid colour detail.

Sat 30 Nov
10am – 3.30pm
£44 per session plus £4 materials cost to tutor per session

SOLD OUT
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Ed Gamble - Blizzard

After a sellout national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy.

He’s been seen on BBC2’s Mock the Week, Sky’s The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, BBC2’s The Apprentice You’re Fired and more.

WHY? ‘A comic who may be about to become more of a force in the game’ Chortle

Courtyard Theatre
£15

@nordenfarm
@EdGambleComedy

Ed Gamble's Website

  •  30 Nov SOLD OUT
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The Vinyl Frontier: Another Evening with Pete Smith

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of trivia, chat and fun!

Pete is largely unknown outside of his Henley home and that’s because, according to Harvey Goldsmith, he did such a great job of organising Live Aid in 1985.

Pete returns for a second evening with his incredible Live Aid tales and will bring his recently finished Live Aid book (in aid of the Band Aid Trust). Hear intimate stories of Bowie, Freddie and Elton (and many more besides) plus the vinyl versions of some of the songs featured in the event.

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and in fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

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Christmas Table Decoration

Led by Louise Temple

Learn some floristry tips to create the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one to take home and enjoy.

Sun 1 Dec
4pm-6pm
£35 per session plus £15 materials fee

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St John's Chamber Orchestra

St John’s Chamber Orchestra launches its 40th anniversary season with an evening devoted to Beethoven.

Jacky Zhang (piano)
Gemma Ayton (violin)
Benedict Bradley (violin)
Ashwin Tennant (piano)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Beethoven

Piano Concerto No.2: Romance No.1 in F;
Romance No.2 in G; Piano Concerto no.3

WHY? The concert continues the Orchestra’s long commitment to young talent, with four outstanding teenage soloists

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Darren Harriott – Good Heart Yute

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person.

Now he's 30 and he's never been in love. It can't always be someone else's fault?

Learning more about himself and realising maybe he's never actually been happy with who is, join Darren for his trademark passion and insightful wit as he tries to work himself out.

WHY? From Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Don't Hate The Playaz, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Comedy Central's The Comedy Bus and Roast Battle

Studio
£12.50

@DarrenHarriott
@nordenfarm

Darren Harriott's website

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The Biggest Little Farm (PG)

Dir: John Chester 2018 | 91 mins, US

Following the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland. Through dogged perseverance, the Chester’s uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons and our wildest imagination.

WHY? Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and drop into just 'being'. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental wellbeing.

Autumn
Tues 3 Sept, 1 Oct, 5 Nov and 3 Dec
7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session


Suitable for 18+ years

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A Dog Called Money (15)

Dir: Seamus Murphy 2019 | 94 mins, IR/UK

Musician PJ Harvey accompanies award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy on his travels to Afghanistan, Kosovo and Washington DC for inspiration. The journey continues when she returns to London, where they continue to document the writing and recording process.

WHY? Seamus Murphy provides a glimpse into the creative process of the groundbreaking British musician

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season.

This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…

WHY? This critically acclaimed production was the first in the hugely successful Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season that was broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year in 2015

Courtyard Theatre
£15

SOLD OUT
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Book Club

Share your thoughts on contemporary fiction with other readers in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

This season the Book Club will be reading

Wed 6 Nov - A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
Wed 4 Dec - Circe by Madeline Miller


Autumn
Wed 4 Sept, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

Suitable for 18+ years.

Spaces are limited, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

  •   4 Dec SOLD OUT
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Joni Mitchell Project - My Blue

The jazz/folk vocalist brings a dedication to the life and music of Joni Mitchell.

Ella demonstrates a sensitive and dynamic approach to Mitchell's lyric driven songs. The band features Partikel's Duncan Eagles (tenor saxophone), Rob Barron (piano) and Tobie Carpenter (guitar), Max Luthert (double bass) and Tim Nugent (drums).  

WHY? As well as a mixture of Joni Mitchell's songs, Ella will be singing some fine classic jazz standards

Studio
£14 (£12 concessions)

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The Thinking Drinkers - Heroes of Hooch

The Thinking Drinkers return with a brand-new show, a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers.

Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure, from Plato and Picasso, to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers. You'll learn a lot, laugh a lot and, don't forget, you get five free drinks.

WHY? ‘Pioneers of alcohol based comedy’ ★★★★ Sunday Times

‘A terrific show. The best value for money in town’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★★ Deadline | ★★★★★ British Theatre | ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16


@thinkingdrinks
@nordenfarm

Thinking Drinkers' website

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Life Drawing

Led by Chris Bryant.

Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses. Learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques.


Autumn
Sat 21 Sept, 28 Sept and 7 Dec
1.30pm – 4.30pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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The Carnival of the Animals - Lantern Parade

The Carnival of the Animals Lantern Parade returns to illuminate Maidenhead on Saturday 7 December!

Featuring live music and entertainment from The Brass Funkeys who bring pumping brass driven funk to lead you on the route!

Plus street food, licenced bar and hot drinks. Free to attend and open to all! And you don't need a lantern to take part - just come down and celebrate with the community.

Get involved at our Lantern Making workshops, running throughout November and December.

Create an animal inspired lantern by weaving and decorating willow. Our expert lantern makers will guide you through the process and you will have a lantern ready to illuminate at the parade.


4.30pm - Live music and entertainment

5pm - Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall

5.45pm – 6.15pm - Live music and entertainment continues

6.30pm - 9pm Gig featuring The Brass Funkeys taking place in The Desborough Suite


Not taken part in the Lantern Parade before? or have a questions about what it's all about? Download our handy FAQs here

If you can't find the answer you are looking for, give our team a call on 01628 682563


Lantern Making Workshops

Town Centre Saturday Drop In Workshops

Short and sweet lantern making - get parade ready in just 20 minutes! Drop in to make and decorate a simple willow and tissue lantern ready to illuminate on parade night

Sat 16, 23, 30 Nov

10am - 4pm (drop in)

£4 per person | Suitable for 3+ years


Norden Farm Sunday Workshops

Across 2 hours weave an intricate animal inspired willow frame ahead of covering and decorating.

Sun 17 and 24 Nov and Sun 1 Dec

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm

£7 per person | Suitable for 6+ years


Last chance drop-in workshops Sat 7 Dec | Maidenhead Library 10am - 2pm | £4 per person


Lantern Making 2.0

Work as a group, guided by a professional practitioner, to create a large scale willow structure which will shine bright in Norden Farm's Lantern Parade. Pre-booking is essential.

Sat 23 Nov

10am - 4pm

£17.50 per person | Suitable for 16+ years. Young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied with a paying adult.


  •   7 Dec FREE
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Lanterns Live: The Brass Funkeys plus support

Fresh from leading Norden Farm’s Lantern Parade, The Brass Funkeys headline our Lantern Parade Live gig with pumping brass driven funk to get you dancing!

The Brass Funkeys are an eight piece London-based Brass Band who draw on the traditions of New Orleans.

They have played at Glastonbury, Wilderness and the North Sea Jazz Festival as well as London venues including Koko Camden, and Ronnie Scott’s.

The Brass Funkeys bring together some of the most talented musicians in London in an eclectic live show bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy.

Supporting The Brass Funkeys are:

Maidenhead singer-songwriter - Tara Deane.

The Haystack Band - taking well known songs and giving them a fresh, country-pop feel.

Three piece folk-pop band Lewis and Bros.

And Berkshire based singer-songwriter Lisa Kenny performs an acoustic bar set.


Featuring a bar serving a range of drinks and street food from Yourz to Eat.

WHY? The night features a line up of local live talent ahead of the headline act – line up to be confirmed!

Desborough Theatre, Maidenhead Town Hall

Saturday 7 December
From 6.30pm | £3

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U2Baby

U2Baby capture the unique sound of legendary band U2 as well as the look.

Their Bono sings exactly like the real thing, putting on a great show with star swagger. They have performed internationally in theatres and at festivals.

WHY? Expect all the band's legendary hits, including With or Without You, One and Where the Streets Have No Name

Courtyard Theatre
£16

@theu2tributeuk
@nordenfarm

U2Baby website

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3D Printing Workshops - Miniature Building Planter

Led by Handy Dan's 3D Prints

Learn how to design and 3D print personalised items. Participants will need to bring their laptops and have an account for Tinkercad (This software is free and works on all computers).

Sun 8 Dec
11am – 4pm
£30

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Crochet and Rosé

Led by Sophie Woods.

Do you like to crochet or knit? Or have you ever wanted to learn? A relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available for if you just wanted to give it a go!


Autumn
Sun 8 Sept, 6 Oct, 3 Nov and 8 Dec
4pm – 5.30pm
£5 includes a drink from the bar

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The Big Band at Christmas with Five Star Swing

Swing into Christmas with the unique Five Star Swing Big Band show.

Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC Children in Need.

'Superb - they swing like crazy!' says Sheila Tracy, BBC. As seen at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball and Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra and Chris Smith (Jnr), composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother).

WHY? 'Swing and Song of the highest order' Telegraph

Courtyard Theatre
£17 (£15 conc)

@fivestarswing
@nordenfarm

Five Star Swing website

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Sweet Charity (PG)

Dir: Bob Fosse 1969 | 142 min, US

Charity Hope Valentine always tries to look on the bright side of life. After a seemingly endless run of bad dates, she is determined to find love. Starring the great Shirley MacLaine alongside an all-star ensemble cast including Sammy Davis Jr and Ricardo Montalbán.

WHY? Bob Fosse’s 1969 musical comedy-drama

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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ROH Live: Coppélia

Live screening (Tuesday)

A story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score. A Christmas treat for the whole family!

Run time: 150 mins

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Twisted Art: Paint and Sip

Led by Angela Mitchell.

An informal social painting class for people who like to relax with a drink as you paint with step by step guidance.
Each class will feature a different painting.

Perfect for total beginners, everything you need will be provided.
Just turn up in your comfy clothes, grab a drink at the bar and then choose your seat.

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Tehran: City of Love (12A)

Dir: Ali Jaberansari 2018 | 102 mins, IR/UK/NL

(Farsi with English subtitles)

Mina is a secretary in a beauty clinic who is addicted to ice-cream. Leading a double life, she catfishes her male clientele over the phone. Hessam is a three-time winner of bodybuilding competitions, who now trains affluent older men. And Vahid is a funeral singer who has been dumped by his fiancée.

WHY? Three stories of love and yearning set in Tehran

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Creative Writing

Led by Katy Walker.

Everyone has a story to tell - but how do you find the best way to tell it? Join award-winning playwright and creative writing tutor Katy Walker to find out in this series of workshops designed to get your creative juices flowing.

We’ll look at topics such as ideas, structure, rewriting, character, dialogue and the dreaded writers’ block, with a range of exercises to inspire, encourage and build confidence. These are practical sessions and, as well as looking at published extracts, participants will be encouraged to share their own work and give/receive feedback in a supportive, friendly environment.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring pen and paper.

Autumn
Wed 18 Sept, 16 Oct, 6 Nov and 11 Dec
7pm – 9pm
£15 per workshop

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Doctor Sleep (cert TBC)

Dir: Mike Flanagan 2019 | Run time tbc, US

Continuing the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Dan (Ewan McGregor) has fought to find some semblance of peace after the trauma he endured as a child. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful gift.

WHY? Based on the novel by Stephen King

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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John Fisher and IDMC Gospel Soul Choir

John Fisher and IDMC bring their multiple award winning, infectious gospel sound.

They perform traditional songs and tracks from their albums that span the past 25 years. The choir have collaborated with artists such as Michael Bublé, Luciano Pavarotti, Heather Small and Sting.

WHY? Be ready to stand up and dance with a choir that bring energy and love to everywhere they perform

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 concession)

@IDMCGeneva
<a target="
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IDMC Gospel Choir's website

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Stephen K Amos: Everyman

Stephen K Amos is on a mission to bring about world peace.

Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.

Bringing achingly funny anecdotes, hilarious takes on the everyday and his infectious charm, Stephen K Amos will warm your cold, stiffened hearts. Join together with your fellow man and experience the universal language of laughter.

WHY? 'Comedy at its purest and richest form' ★★★★★ The Advertiser

'Amos has the sort of commanding presence and confidence that could only have come from years of working the circuit' ★★★★ Arts Hub

'One of the most likable figures in British comedy' Radio Times

‘Much loved King of stand-up’ ★★★★ North West End

Suitable for ages 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@stephenkamos
@nordenfarm

Stephen K Amos' website

SOLD OUT
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Christmas Ceilidh

An evening of music and dancing in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn.

A caller will guide you through the dances while ceilidh band Nedron’s Jig provide the live music. Dances include the likes of Cumberland Square 8, Virginia Reel, Gay Gordons and The Willow Tree. No experience necessary!

WHY? A perfect social event for Christmas parties

Long Barn
£15 (£13 conc)

  •  14 Dec SOLD OUT
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Calamity Jane - Sing Along (U)

Dir: David Butler 1953 | 101 mins, US

Based on the life of real Wild West heroine and gunslinger. The Deadwood stage of wild Dakota is brought to life in glorious Technicolor in this dazzling digital restoration. Starring Doris Day and Howard Keel. Featuring classic songs such as The Deadwood Stage, Secret Love and Just Blew in from the Windy City.

WHY? Remember to bring your singing voice with you - whip-crack-away!

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Glymjack

Frontman Greg McDonald is joined by fiddle virtuoso Gemma Gayner and melodeon ace Saul Bailey.

They deliver a high energy set of hard-hitting original songs and English folk tunes. Away from Glymjack, Greg plays in The Phil Beer Band and has composed music for films including Alan Partridge.

WHY? Glymjack’s acoustic trio has been described as ‘Show of Hands meets Eliza Carthy’ and hailed as ‘folk with attitude’ by Froots

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card Holders)

Advantage Card holder tickets can be booked online using the code ADVANTAGE and entering your advantage card number when prompted.

@glymjack
@nordenfarm

Glymjack's website

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Sorry We Missed You (15)

Dir: Ken Loach 2019 | 101 mins, UK/FR/BE

Ricky and his family are fighting an uphill struggle against debt. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with the chance to run a franchise as a self employed delivery driver. The family unit is strong but when they are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.

WHY? ‘The I, Daniel Blake director raises his game yet further’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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The Good Liar (15)

Dir: Bill Condon 2019 | 109 mins, US

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her. This turns what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

WHY? Starring Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey and Jim Carter

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

Movie Monday's Offer
Monday film screening tickets £7 and include a free cup of tea or filter coffee.
Excludes School Holiday Family screenings and Event Cinema screenings.

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

Wednesdays
4.15pm
£67 per term
School Years 2 and 3

This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group A will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

Wednesdays
5.30pm
£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 and 6


This Autumn term, Youth Theatre - Group B will take part in specialist sessions on a range of theatre skills including devising, vocal techniques, stage presence, characterisation and much more.

There will be a sharing of the skills and techniques learned for parents on Wednesday 11 December.

Autumn skills workshops:
Week 1: Devising - creating your own stories from scratch
Week 2: Vocal techniques - how to improve your volume and diction
Week 3: Stage presence - how to own the stage and be the centre of attention
Week 4: Characterisation - how to turn your ideas into physical reality
Week 5: Animal characters - including examples from Roald Dahl, AA Milne and Kenneth Grahame
Week 6: Mime skills - performing without using your voice and still being understood
Week 7: Improvisation with props - take inspiration from the objects around you
Week 8: Slapstick comedy – slips, trips and falls without doing actual damage
Week 9: Silly voices - entertain your friends and family with comedy character voices
Week 10: Theatre quiz - a team based practical and mental test of all you have learnt this term


'Gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

‘I went on to get a degree in film and theatre, and now teach drama to children myself’ Ryan Tomlinson

'Film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or showcase.

This Autumn term, the Youth Theatre Academy will be working towards a performance of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Performance date: Wednesday 11 December

We are excited to announce that the Academy will also take part in a workshop with the renowned theatre company Paines Plough and will see a performance as part of their term.

Wednesdays
6.45pm
£97 per term
School Years 12 and 13


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace


'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Charity Concert - Plastic Oceans UK

Featuring songs from the shows, big band sounds and Christmas music. Conducted by Peter Ripper.

WHY? A great night out for all the family!

Courtyard Theatre
£8

LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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The Albion Christmas Band

Simon Nicol, Kellie While and Simon Care join once again with the founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings.

The Albion Christmas Show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word, Christmas songs and humorous readings. The perfect way to start your festivities!

WHY? This year’s tour features material from the band’s brand new album, alongside old favourites from their back catalogue

Courtyard Theatre
£22

@albionxmas
@nordenfarm

The Albion Christmas Band's website

Presented by RM Promotions

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Jim Mullen (guitar)

One of the world's leading jazz guitarists and an icon of the UK jazz scene.

He’s known for his work with Average White Band and being one half of jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. He performs with his rhythm section of choice Bobby Worth (drums), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alex Hutton (piano).

WHY? ‘Mullen’s palette of raunchy blues, graceful bebop and purring tenderness still glows’ The Guardian

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Presented by Jazz at the Farm

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Last Christmas (12A)

Dir: Paul Feig 2019 | 102 mins, UK/US

Kate works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. When Tom walks into her life he seems too good to be true. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes you gotta have faith.

WHY? A romantic comedy featuring the music of George Michael, written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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The Vinyl Frontier: My Favourite vs Your Favourite

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of music, trivia and fun!

The most popular event of last year returns for a Christmas special!

Some of the Vinyl Frontier audience have chosen tracks from specific categories and will match their choice against your host’s in a battle of taste. The audience votes on the winner of each and hopefully another diplomatic 3-3 draw ensues!

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A Festive Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville

Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Whatever the answer, Hundred Watt Club's glorious gift to you is this hot toddy of a show!

Jam packed full of festive, glittering showgirls, bawdy comedy, classic vaudeville and awe inspiring circus acts. Always seductive, always sublime and always that little bit ridiculous - enjoy an evening of vintage inspired, Christmas themed entertainment.

‘Harking back to the gin drenched halcyon days of a grimy Berlin nightclub in the 1930s, The Hundred Watt Club sparkles, fizzles, and shines brightly on a dark night’ Fringe Review

Hundred Watt Club employ and embrace adult themes, strong language and partial nudity - not for the faint hearted or easily offended!

There’s no dress code: Hundred Watt Club love it when their audiences dress in their vintage finery and red-carpet glamour, but if you're more comfy in jeans and sneakers - wear them!

WHY? The perfect festive night out!

Age Suitability 18+ years.

Courtyard
£16

@100WattClub
@nordenfarm

Presented by Hundred Watt Club

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Le Mans '66 (12A)

Dir: James Mangold 2019 | 152 min, US

Based on the true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and the fearless British driver Ken Miles. Together they battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car to take on Ferrari.

WHY? Starring Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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The Report (15)

Dir: Scott Z Burns 2019 | 119 mins, US

A riveting thriller based on actual events. Idealistic staffer Daniel J Jones is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein to lead an investigation of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, created in the aftermath of 9/11. Starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening.

WHY? ‘Gripping, fiery drama’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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Frozen 2 (cert TBC)

Dir: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee 2019 | Run time tbc, US

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.

WHY? The follow up to Oscar winning 2013 film Frozen - the highest grossing animated film of all time

Courtyard Theatre

School Holiday Family Screenings
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

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La Belle Epoque (15)

Dir: Nicolas Bedos 2019 | 115 mins, FR

(French with English subtitles)

Victor is a disillusioned sexagenarian. He sees his life turned upside down on the day when Antoine, a brilliant entrepreneur. Antoine offers him a new kind of attraction: mixing theatrical artifices and historical reconstruction, this company offers his clients a chance to dive back into the era of their choice. Victor chooses to relive the most memorable week of his life - where 40 years earlier, he met his great love.

WHY? 'As elaborately high-concept as any American studio comedy, this clever French romance imagines a situation in which a historical reenactment service plays Cupid to a jaded Daniel Auteuil' Variety

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Judy & Punch (15)

Dir: Mirrah Foulkes 2019 | 105 mins, AU

Judy and her husband Punch are famous puppeteers. They live in the peculiar town of Seaside. Temptation can be found in every dark corner of Seaside – with Punch soon succumbing it’s seduction. The repercussions are disastrous for all, leading Judy to seek vengeance.

WHY? A fierce, darkly comic revenge story

'Delightful mix of satire, whimsy and social critique' Variety

Read the full review here

Courtyard Theatre

£10.50 (£9.50 conc)

Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at The Farm 2019

Heck yeah, it’s our most glamorous, glittering hoedown yet!

Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2020!

Join ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine for an evening of music and all types of barn dancing on the Courtyard Theatre dance floor. Featuring special guests Stompin' Dave and 'Hippy Joe' Hymas of Hayseed Dixie.

The evening also features sparkling sing along sets in our Studio Saloon Bar, hosted by cabaret star Miss Em. Dust off your cowboy hats, rhinestone adorned outfits or most glamorous attire for a night of unforgettable fun at the Farm!

WHY? A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years

Norden Farm
£25, Supporters £22

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New Year's Day Concert

The annual sell out concert returns for the 19th and final year.

Full programme details to be announced shortly.

WHY? Including Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and favourite works by JS Bach and Vivaldi

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

Presented by St John's Chamber Players

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Holder & Smith - A Tribute to Django & Stephane, The Swing Era

Ben Holder (Violin, Vocals) and Stuart Carter-Smith (Guitar) have toured together extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the US over the last 8 years.

Their influences cover all genres from early Jazz swing right through to their take on some of the most modern classics of today.

WHY? Expect plenty of high energy exuberance and some familiar tunes that you wouldn’t expect to hear

Studio
£14 (£12 Supporters)

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Chance to Dance CIC Showcase

Join Victoria and the team in a celebration of dance with the students at Chance to Dance Stars CIC.

A spectacular performance of dance and singing.

WHY? A magical showcase of all the students hard work over the past year that they wish to share with friends and family

Choreographed by Victoria Andrews, Laura Coventry and Nicci Ashton.

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£5 under 16s)

Chance to Dance Stars CIC website

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Jaz Delorean (Tankus the Henge) - solo tour

The London based singer has a colourful past and a fascinating present.

His songs are tender observations of our fragile and sometimes twisted existence. You'll hear tunes inspired by bar-room piano players of the Old West, the mournful melodies of his Cypriot ancestry and a patchwork of comic and tragic stories from growing up around a travelling funfair.

WHY? The voice of Tankus the Henge embarks on a solo tour

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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New Year's Concertini with the Brass Funkeys

Sizzling saxes, screaming trumpets and soulful trombones!

Expect to hear everything from soulful jazz marches, reggae, gypsy and swing to pumping brass driven funk.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

The 11.30am show is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND

WHY? Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

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André Rieu - 70 Years Young

Encore screening. André Rieu is celebrating a landmark birthday and is inviting cinema audiences all over the world to his party!

70 Years Young is André Rieu’s ultimate concert featuring musical highlights chosen by the maestro himself from his illustrious career so far.

This unique commemorative celebration will take you on an unbelievable journey around the world to André Rieu’s most amazing concert locations, including Schönbrunn Vienna, Radio City Music Hall New York and the Coronation Concert in Amsterdam.

As part of the celebration, André Rieu reminisces with cinema host Charlotte Hawkins about his life, love and music, while taking his cinema audience on an exclusive tour of his home in Maastricht.

WHY? Bring your friends and kick off the New Year together in style, in the comfort of the cinema, with the most wonderful music from the birthday boy – the King of Waltz! Hip hip hooray!

Courtyard Theatre
£15

André Rieu’s website

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Burns Night Ceilidh

Take your partners please for our Burns Night Ceilidh!

Join the Craigievar Ceilidh Band in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn for a sociable evening of music and dancing. Guaranteed to have you stamping, reeling and birling – their on-the-floor caller will guide you through the Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow and other dances. The evening includes a traditional Burns Night supper of haggis, neeps and tatties.

WHY? Featuring musicians from the acclaimed film Four Weddings and a Funeral this lively, fun event is not to be missed!

Long Barn
£22 (£20 supporters)

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Purple Zeppelin

Paying tribute to Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin – together on the same bill for the very first time!

This is a full on show with costume changes and more than 30 classic songs.

WHY? The accent is firmly on entertainment with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck guitar and theremin, and a very special violin bow solo!

Courtyard Theatre
£17

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The Arts Society Maidenhead

The Arts Society Maidenhead provides an exciting programme of monthly lectures on the third Monday of the month, covering a wide range of subjects.

The speakers are all engaging communicators, who excel in their field. The Society offers enjoyable opportunities to discover and support the arts of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Come along to make new friends in convivial surroundings.

To enquire about membership or to attend a lecture as a guest, please email maidenhead@theartssociety.org


Mon 11 Nov - John Stevens – From Bronzes to Banksy: an armchair tour of public art and street art
Mon 20 Jan - Lucy Hughes Hallett – Cleopatra: The Most Womanly of Women and the Most Queenly of Queens
Mon 24 Feb - Fenella Billingham – The Great Twelve: The Senior Livery Companies of the City of London
Monday 16 March - Neil Faulkener – Dickens, Lawrence & Zhivago: David Lean’s Art of Cinema

If you are already a member, you can also pre-book a lunch meal deal for your next lecture, please click here for more information.

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A Winter Warmer - Alan Barnes (saxes)

Alan is a multi-reedist supremo and an icon of the UK's Jazz musicians.

His creativity is presented in his inimitable relaxed and witty style which both warms and excites.

Supported by his chosen Rhythm Section Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Elvis, One Night Only

17th August 1977.

The world is waking to shock news: Elvis Presley is dead. And no one is taking it harder than the King himself. Holed up in Graceland, refusing to obey the laws of space and time, Elvis is determined to play one last show before he abdicates his throne.

WHY? Elvis takes a musical journey through his own past, with all the songs that defined the rock ‘n' roll generation

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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The Vinyl Frontier: Album Championships - Greatest Hits Version

Join host Jeff Lloyd for an evening of music, trivia and fun!

Eight challengers bring their favourite Greatest Hits LP to battle through two heats to try and make the final to be crowned Album Champion for 2020!

Studio
£8

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world.

Our storyteller Hayley will be joining us on Sunday 27 October and reading Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas and The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.

Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Mozart Birthday Concert

St John’s Chamber Orchestra

Rafael Ruiz (piano)
Poppy Shotts (soprano)
Rachel Porter (oboe)
Helen Paskins (clarinet)
Simon Payne (bassoon)
Jennifer Steele (horn)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart Divertimento in F, K.138
Sinfonia concertante in E , K.297b
Ch’io mi scordi di te, K.505
Piano Concerto No.17 in G, K.453

Brazilian pianist Rafael Costa is the soloist in one of the most sparkling of all Mozart’s piano concertos. He joins Poppy Shotts for a magnificent concert aria with piano obbligato.

WHY? Celebrating St John’s Chamber Orchestra’s 40th season

Courtyard Theatre
£18 (£16.50 conc) (£5 under 16s)

SOLD OUT
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Nicky's Family - Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Join us for a panel discussion, featuring special guests, followed by a screening of the film Nicky's Family.

Nicky's Family tells the remarkable true story of Maidenhead resident Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued over 600 children at the outbreak of World War II.

  •  27 Jan SOLD OUT
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Kaleidoscope

Blink. Blink again. What do you see?

Day by day your world is filling up with colour, little one. Reds and blues, yellows and greens. Twinkling lights that glisten and gleam. Discover the multicoloured world of Kaleidoscope in this gentle, playful performance.

WHY? Theatre for babies aged 6 - 18 months inspired by research into how a baby's sense of sight develops and how they instinctively categorise colour.

Studio
£12 for one adult and one baby (additional babies/infants £8)

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ISQ - Requiem for the Faithful Tour

A critically-acclaimed post-jazz/art pop quartet from London featuring Irene Serra (vocals), Richard Sadler (double bass), Naadia Sheriff (piano) and Chris Nickolls (drums).

It is in a live setting that these musicians really show their jazz roots, expanding the framework of the songs and relishing in the musical spontaneity and interplay.

WHY? ‘A melting pot of genres – jazz, pop, acoustic and experimental – which all blend together to entrancing effect’ Time Out London Critics Choice

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Laura Lexx - Knee Jerk

The stand up comedian shines a light on how hard it is to be a good person these days.

Why don’t we just leave each other alone and get on with the big stuff? Laura takes on society's big issues: social media, mental health, climate change and conceiving... but come for the jokes, not answers.

WHY? ★★★★★ London Theatre | ★★★★ Telegraph | ★★★★ The List | ★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ The Times

Studio
£12

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An Evening with Martyn Ware (Heaven 17)

Heaven 17 and The Human League founder Martyn Ware joins Jeff to chat about his career at the forefront of electronic music over four decades.

He’s been a top music producer for the likes of Tina Turner, Erasure and Terence Trent D’Arby and a leading electronic soundscape artist.

WHY? With vinyl tracks from early Human League plus other examples of Martyn’s craft over the years

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

SOLD OUT
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Phil Wang - Philly Philly Wang Wang

The 2019 Edinburgh Fringe sell-out hit!

Following a sell-out 2018 tour, and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance, Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back on tour with his newest show.

Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!

WHY? As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo and Netflix.

‘This is intoxicating stuff’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

’Stand-up dreamland’ ★★★★ The Guardian

Courtyard Theatre
£15

  •   7 Feb SOLD OUT
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The Vinyl Frontier: Charity Auction

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Join Jeff Lloyd and DJ Mark Cooper as they spin tracks from a variety of artist's and genres then get ready to bid as the lights go up and the auction starts for each disc! All profits go to charity.

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and in fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Prince Tribute - Endorphinmachine

A nine piece tribute to one of the most talented artists and astonishing live performers the world has ever seen.

All band members are genuine fans and have honed their live shows into a powerful tour-de-force.

WHY? Jaw breaking high notes, screams and high heels, wailing guitar solos, Linn drums, loops, funky bass, live horns, and that famous 'purple' sense of humour


Courtyard Theatre
£16

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The Navy Lark

Coming live to the theatre for the first time in over 60 years is The Navy Lark.

The Navy Lark sees a cast of three, bring to life three classic episodes from the much loved radio series which ran for 1959 - 1977. Originally featuring Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker and Jon Pertwee.

Starring James Hurn known for portraying such iconic characters as Tony Hancock, Sid James and Kenneth Williams from his hit one man show Hancock and Co. As well as Richard Usher and Mark Earby best known for The Goon Show Tour and The Lost Hancock’s Vacant Lot.

Presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience. Bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy.

WHY? When HMS Troutbridge docks in Maidenhead it’s going to be “Ev’rybody Down!” For an evening of nostalgic belly laughs

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

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Hyde and Seek

One performer. Seven characters. 500+ light and sound cues. No technician.

In a long-abandoned theatre, a former stage-doorman, Albert, confesses the untold story of Dr Jekyll... and Mr Hyde.

Electromagnets, projection and 18 domestic, colour-changing lightbulbs, all triggered invisibly by one performer employing a system that would make the average Victorian illusionist gawk. Fast-paced, intimate and lavishly visual storytelling: a vaudevillian ghost story expanding on the world of a gothic classic.

WHY? There will be puppets, there will be songs, there will be technical wizardry and, of course, there will be danger...

Recommended for audiences aged 12+ years.

Studio
£14

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The Great British Take Off

Starring Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare from Radio 4’s Dead Ringers.

Join them for an evening of unscripted, unrehearsed, spontaneous comedy and conversation. Politicians, sports personalities and celebrities old and new are all up for a roasting. You help choose which characters appear and what direction the show takes

WHY? Topical, satirical, anecdotal and highly entertaining - it's never the same show twice!

Courtyard Theatre
£22.50

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Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet! Disco Love Fest

Get ready to boogie at this funk-tastic, feelgood 70s and 80s night.

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than partying with those you love (friends, family, spouses, partners, colleagues, whoever) at Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet - as recommended by Time Out, BBC Radio 4, Stella magazine.

There’s dancer-led ‘line-ups’ to get you into the groove, prizes for the best retro outfits (you don’t have to dress up but lots do) and eco-glitter face-painting for added disco sparkle, plus free sweets and ice pops.

It’s going to be a night to remember!

WHY? 'Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet makes you feel so good it should be on the NHS' partygoer Yvonne

This is a dancing event with some allocated seating.

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

One of British comedy's most exciting talents (although she's Danish), winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award, a cult podcaster and now the author of the hugely successful book Happy Fat, Sofie Hagen returns to Maidenhead with a brand new show direct from the Edinburgh Fringe.

A show about the things you forget, the things you remember, and the things you wish you could forget. But also, there's a bit about bums.

An evening of brilliant stand-up from a fast-rising star.

WHY? As seen and heard on BBC3, BBC1, Radio 4, Comedy Central and Channel 4

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Steve Simone presents Legends of Soul

In this compact solo show, Steve performs soul hits.

He grew up in Long Island, New York where he found an ear for music. He is known for his dynamic stage presence and has worked all over the world.

WHY? With all the hits such as Stand By Me, My Girl, What’s Going On, Sweet Soul Music, I Just Called to Say I Love You and more

Studio
£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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Steve Simone presents History of Motown

The seasoned singer and entertainer presents an hour of chat, looking at the legendary era of Motown.

This detailed presentation includes a look at the driving forces behind the music and original video clips of the artists.

WHY? A unique analysis of the whole of Motown – from the songwriters and producers to the choreographers and singers


Studio
£12 (£10 conc)

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Papa Truck

Papa Truck back at Norden Farm!

The five piece Bluegrass Band are back to perform new material from their soon to be released 4th Album. They write and perform home grown Bluegrass from the home counties.

WHY? A perfect blend of great song writing, vocal harmonies and strong musicianship that guarantees to put a smile on your face, and get your toes tapping…maybe even a little dance!

Studio
£14, £12 Advantage Card holders

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Little Grimm Tales

What if the wishes were granted?

What if the magic were real? Beasts and breadcrumbs, wolves and witches, frogs and fairies all join the fun in a stunning new adaptation of Grimm’s most magical tales.

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

WHY? ‘Their beautifully crafted micro-shows are like collector’s items’ The Stage

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by Box Tale Soup in association with the Everyman Theatre

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Chloe the Colour Catcher

Chloe lives in a world with only one colour, a world that is completely grey.

But at night, when she’s wrapped up tight, her dreams are colourful and bright. Join Chloe on her courageous journey to unleash all seven shades of the rainbow.

Suitable for ages 4+ years.

WHY? ‘This show glitters even when its world is grey’ ★★★★ The Stage

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by A Bristol Old Vic and Ad Infinitum Co-production

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Strings Concertini with String Fever

Four brothers combine electric instruments with a talent for engaging audiences of all ages.

Be inspired whilst the kids dance, sing or just chill out on our bean bags!

Suitable for all ages.

The 11.30am show is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND

WHY? Expect a little bit of classical, a little bit of rock and roll, and a lot of fun!

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£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

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She'Koyokh - First Dance on Second Avenue

Described by The Guardian as 'one of the finest British-based exponents of global music', She’Koyokh is a virtuosic, versatile and prize-winning band playing klezmer and Sephardic music and songs from the Balkans and Turkey.

Their latest album, First Dance on Second Avenue, was nominated in the 2018 Songlines World Music Awards and received 5 stars in the Evening Standard and fROOTS.

Their show is an intoxicating and inspiring blend of vocals, clarinet, flute, bagpipes, guitar, accordion, double bass and percussion. Their members hail from Turkey, the Balkans and the UK and their repertoire is rooted in tradition. From Jewish weddings, Romanian mountains, Serbian villages, Bulgarian festivals and Turkish saunas, each song has a story to tell about love, life, sadness and joy. There is a saying in the Balkans that this music makes you cry and dance at the same time.

WHY? The band are regular visitors to BBC Radio 3 and recently composed and performed a klezmer concerto as a prelude to Mahler’s 1st Symphony with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Histories of the Unexpected: The Tudors!

From the critically-acclaimed Histories of the Unexpected team comes a brand new show on the TUDORS!

A fast-paced show for all the family that shows how everything has a history, even the most unexpected of subjects and how everything links together in unexpected ways. You’ll never think about the Tudors in the same way ever again… GUARANTEED!

Why is the history of shrinking all about the Spanish Armada?

Why is the history of oranges all about Tudor spies?

What links Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to windows, bells and fire?

Sam Willis is one of the country’s best-known historians and has made more than ten TV series for the BBC and National Geographic including The Silk Road and Invasion!

James Daybell is Professor of Early Modern British History at Plymouth University and is one of the country’s finest historical thinkers.

WHY? 'Fun, witty and fast-paced…an innovative approach to telling history' BBC History Weekend

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £32

Histories of the Unexpected Website

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Janey Godley's Soup Pot Tour

Tell all the Sandras, Big Frank and all the lassies fresh from Zumba to grab the soup pot and get ready for the Queen of Scottish Comedy.

Expect live voice overs with hilarious patter from Big Tereeza May in Torremolinos, Boris and his bawjaws and see Nicola Sturgeon up on the big screen with all the latest patter.

WHY? Janey has over 40 million hits online and regular sold out shows at Edinburgh and Glasgow Comedy Festivals

Courtyard Theatre
£16.50

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Alex Edelman - Just for Us

Bostonian comedian. Jew. Sweetheart.

Alex Edelman’s first show, Millennial – about very traumatic stock photos and young people - won an Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first show by an American to do so since 1997.

The follow-up, Everything Handed to You - about identity and the availability of plug sockets in airports - was even more acclaimed: selling out its entire Edinburgh run and garnering the second-best reviews of any comedy show at the Festival. It was also filmed in its entirety for a special called Live at the BBC, which is currently available on Netflix.

Just For Us is what comes next. Nominated for the Barry award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, earning the prestigious Herald Angel award as well as being nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show, it’s about gorillas that can-do sign language and tribalism. Come.

WHY? ‘Boasting technical flair and a precocious authority, Edelman’s comedy manages to capture the voice of Generation Y’ Guardian

‘I fondly imagined this was what it might have been like to watch Jerry Seinfeld when he was in his early 20s. There is no greater praise than that.’ ★★★★★ Mirror

‘Every story is a precision-engineered Rolls-Royce of a routine, perfectly timed and constructed, each morsel of information released just at the right moment’ Chortle

Studio
£15 (£13 conc)

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

A new play adapted from the works of P G Wodehouse 

Written by the Goodale Brothers 

Take your seats with caution! 

Aristocratic buffoon Bertie Wooster has hired the theatre for the night to present his one man show detailing a recent and rather spontaneous series of misadventures, including the theft of a novelty cow creamer and a narrow escape from unwanted matrimony.

The only trouble is Bertie hasn't worked out who's going to play the parts. Will the show be a disaster? Will the scenery stay upright? Or will his trusty manservant Jeeves step in and save the day?

“I have to say I’m finding this acting business rather easy Jeeves! Apart from having to do a newt impression, I think that went tremendously well.”   

In a joyous reimagining of the classic P G Wodehouse characters, three actors hurl themselves from role to role as they race to tell the story of Bertie's own farcical adventures.

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense was created by the Goodale Brothers, adapted primarily from P G Wodehouse The Code of the Woosters. After hugely successful runs in the West End, it won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

Presented by Theatre Chipping Norton and The Barn Theatre.

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Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

Multi award-winning comedian Simon Munnery reprises his notorious alter ego, the bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior.

Once the most radical, now the only radical, Alan returns with the old gold, the old truths, and some new truths (based on the old truths).

For over 35 years, Munnery has performed around the world, experimenting with and innovating the stand-up form. In the 1990s, his Alan Parker: Urban Warrior character took the comedy circuit by storm, garnering Munnery his own BBC Radio 1 series, which Time Out London called ‘the funniest thing on Radio One’ and a residency on ITV’s Saturday Live. 1996 saw him collaborate with Graham Linehan and Stewart Lee for BBC2 show, London Shouting, in his Alan Parker guise, and the character also become a regular contributor to NME magazine.

Simon Munnery is a British Comedy Award nominee, Perrier Award nominee, Sony Radio Award winner and Chortle Award winner. He’s most recently appeared in Channel 4’s acclaimed Flowers, and will soon be seen in Will Sharpe’s Louis Wain movie biopic, co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.

WHY? ‘Gloriously inept radical anorak’ The Times

‘Marx, Engles and Sid Vicious would all have died laughing' The Guardian

‘Munnery’s parody of a punk rock anarcho snowflake, hand drawn with real love for its subject, returns to a world worse than any he could have imagined in his home decade of the 1980s' Stewart Lee

Presented by Show And Tell.

Studio
£12

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Stephen Bailey - Can't be Bothered

Stephen Bailey has made a name for himself for being a little gossip.

This year he’s grown up and decided to have a conversation with you (but a funny one – he’s still Channel 5’s darling) - about everything that is going on in the world.

Host of Channel 5’s Celebs on the Farm, Stephen has appeared on ITV’s Coronation Street, ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC2’s Live at the Apollo and The Apprentice: You’re Fired - it’s been a very big year for Stephen, he’s even bought a new microwave.

He’s the best mate you want to chat to at the pub and he thinks the world has gone mad. This show is bit of storytelling, some inappropriate anecdotes and more sincerity than he’s ever dared have! What more do you want? He’s basically Holly Willoughby.

WHY? ‘An outrageous, hilarious hour of comedy’ British Comedy Guide

‘Stephen’s show was hilarious from the first line, and for the whole performance I don’t think a single joke died’ Voice Magazine

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£14.50 (£12.50 conc)

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Hashmat Sultana

The ‘Sufi sisters’ were propelled into the limelight in 2016’s Indian TV talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.

Since then Hashmat and Sultana have been winning the hearts of audiences in India and internationally with their contemporary twist on traditional Punjabi folk and ancient Sufi music. They are now touring the UK with a full live band.

WHY? The duo are an internet sensation with over 25 million views online for their song Rang

“A bursting, transcendent performance of religious Sufi music mixed with contemporary Indian beats and thumping kick drums.” Rhythm Passport

Presented in association with Asian Arts Agency

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Grace Campbell - Why I'm Never Going Into Politics

Grace Campbell survived a childhood in British politics – her dad is Alastair Campbell.

She is co-founder of feminist group The Pink Protest and wants to tell you why she’ll never consider a career in Westminster. Expect vagina jokes, mental health within Parliament and anecdotes of hanging out with Putin’s kids.

WHY? ‘Articulate, witty and very funny’ ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter

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£12

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Swing into Spring - Tina May (vocalist)

Tina's stunning range, creative dexterity and repertoire equally suits her on-stage performances in Paris, New York and recently, Australia as well as the intimate club-style presentation of Jazz at Norden Farm.

Supported by a special Quartet, Will Gibson (alto & tenor sax), Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and David Ingamells (drums).

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£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Cara Dillon

This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years.

Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara performs material from her new album Wanderer. It is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman.

WHY? ‘Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice’ Mojo Magazine

Courtyard Theatre
£22

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Choice Grenfell

In these somewhat uncertain times comes a wonderful evening of warmth, wit and gentle humour.

The best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately As A Galleon and Free Activity Period to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight.

Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard.

As Joyce would have said “We request the pleasure of your company” in the company of one of Britain’s best loved comediennes.

The family of William Blezard (Joyce’s musical director and pianist) have also given permission for us to use material from previously unheard rehearsal tape recordings and personal letters sent from Joyce to William.

WHY? The show will provide a completely unique view into the life of Joyce Grenfell through the eyes of her well respected friend, William Blezard

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£15, £13 Supporters

Choice Grenfell's website

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The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale

The Grimm Players present The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society making a spectacle of themselves and their harassed producer.

Vigorous sound effects enhance their spine chilling mystery production.

WHY? A tale of murder and mayhem that will bring down the house or at least a substantial part of the set!

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£15

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Clinton Baptiste in The Paranormalist Returns

Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 TV show Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave. He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally… finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)… with THE ANSWER!

‘Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is… Clinton Baptiste’ Peter Kay (That Phenomena)

WHY? The world-renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!

Suitable for ages 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.

@realclintonb
@nordenfarm

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Flo & Joan - Before the Screaming Starts

Following last year’s sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival, London's Soho Theatre, national UK tour and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have a new hour of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place.

“These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute,wiping away a tear the next” The Telegraph

‘Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes’ Evening Standard

Courtyard Theatre
£14

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A Garland of Song

Taplow Girls’ Choir hosts an evening of choral music with three excellent choirs.

Their guests are the Beaconsfield High School Chorale conducted by Caroline Goodall and the Borlase Gospel Choir – led by students Georgia Tuke and Ava Sherwood-Roberts.

WHY? An evening not to be missed!

Courtyard Theatre
£12 (£10 under 16s)

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The Man who Left is not The Man who Came Home

An inspiring play based on real stories exploring the impact of going to and returning from war on the families of the armed forces.

It is the result of over a hundred interviews with soldiers and soldiers’ wives. The drama is interlaced with a live, true account from military wife Sam Campbell-Coombe.

WHY? A story of resilience, of hope, of change – of what it’s like when the man you love is going to war and might not come back.

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£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card)

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Kendal Mountain Festival - UK Tour 2020

Fire up your imagination and join us for a thrilling night of adventure.

Watch a brand new collection of short films on the big screen – stories of human endurance, breathtaking environments and soul-stirring journeys. Plus hear from one of the world’s top adventurers, who’ll join us on stage to share tales from their explorations.

Festival Director Steve Scott will present the evening sharing behind the scenes knowledge and explaining why these films have been chosen to be part of our International Film Programme. We'll also be giving away prizes from our fabulous tour sponsors.

WHY? 'Awesome Saturday night out @kendalmountainfestival. Watched the most awe-inspiring, jaw-droppingly beautiful line up of short films and listened to the legend @annamcnuff talk about her South American travel tales. Always honest, inspiring, crazy and funny' @sweatybettyruns | Kingston, March 2019

Courtyard Theatre
£18 standard (£10 students and under 25 years)

Kendal Mountain Festival website

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Rhys James - Snitch

Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series, Rhys James heads out on his first national tour.

In early 2019, Rhys was asked to go back to his school and inspire the Year 11s. Given that teenagers are a nightmare and there was no fee, he ghosted the teacher who had emailed. Bit of a shame really, given that he's figured out the true circle of life, has solved parenting despite having zero children, and even thinks he can predict the curriculum of schools in 50 years. Maybe he'll inspire some Year 11s in 2069.

As also seen on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, and heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz.

WHY? ‘On the cusp of greatness’ London Evening Standard

‘Charismatic, clever and self-aware... destined for great things’ Guardian

‘Sickeningly talented… never more than a few seconds away from another punchline’ ★★★★ Time Out

‘A clever wordsmith with great timing... A cut above.’ ★★★★ Independent

‘James is flip your head back, laugh out loud, clap spontaneously, elbow the stranger next to you, snort uncontrollably and pee your pants funny.’ ★★★★★ EdFestMag

Studio
£12

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Pete Firman

Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act!

Award-winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns with a magic show like you've never seen before.

As seen on Tonight at the London Palladium, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme. Every night he will be joined by a different special guest who has no previous conjuring experience. Together they will perform jaw-dropping magic without any rehearsal. Unplanned! Unpredictable! Unwise!

'Spellbinding' List
'The new poster-boy for British comedy magic' Telegraph

Age guidance: 14+ years

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The Pendulum Quintet

Featuring sparklingly creative musicians from the stable of The Pendulum Jazz Orchestra, who are rapidly rising to become the UK's young jazz statesmen.

You will know them!

WHY? With Simon Allen (saxes), Paul Jordanous (trumpet), Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

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£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French)

The critically acclaimed idiot John-Luke Roberts returns to the road with another ridiculously long titled show this autumn.

In a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, expect to not know why you are laughing once more… even when he gives you the punchline first. Jokes about staring into the Nietzschean void, the stupid decisions of kings and how Pinocchio can save the world all might make appearances in this hour of absolute silliness. But then again, maybe they won't. Who knows what could happen!

WHY? 'Freewheeling escapism... A joy' ★★★★★ Fest Magazine

'A masterpiece... The show is exquisite, with every last element fine-tuned to perform its function' ★★★★★ One4Review

'An impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour' ★★★★ The Telegraph

'A hit' ★★★★ The Times

'Killer gags... glorious idiocy' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Mind warping hour which follows through brilliantly on its own absurd logic... relentlessly funny' ★★★★ The List

Suitable for ages 16+ years

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£10

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Matt Forde

Britain's leading political comedian once again promises his last show as an EU citizen (maybe).

As seen on BBC1’s Have I Got News for You, BBC2’s Mock the Week, The Royal Variety Performance and Dave’s Unspun.

WHY? ‘Our foremost satirical stand-up... Whatever your politics, you’ll find excellence here’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times

Courtyard Theatre
£15

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Treasure Beyond Measure - 30 Years of Music by Jewel Tones

Join Jewel Tones and friends for an evening of music!

Courtyard Theatre
£10

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Songs from Ireland

Pat Abernethy (from Belfast) and Dave Marsden (from Dublin) return to their Irish roots for this intimate evening of music and stories.

All the songs reflect the Irish spirit in its many forms - nostalgia, romance, emigration, politics, loss, humour and more. Between songs, you will also be regaled with stories from their days in Ireland.

WHY? Featuring songs from the likes of Paul Brady, Tommy Makem, The Furey Brothers, Van Morrison and Val Doonican

Presented by Isosceles.

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£14 (£12 conc)

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Our World

An evening of music, dance, song and drama showcasing the aspirations and talent of BCA’s young performers.

WHY? See what the world looks like though the eyes of the students

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£8 conc)

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Geoff Norcott - Taking Liberties

Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again.

Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a dick. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.

Geoff has also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows. You may have also heard him on his own Radio 4 comedy special or popping up on The Now Show.

He’s written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You and C4’s Alternative Election to Judge Romesh, Roast Battle and JFL’s Katherine Ryan Stand up show.

Geoff won an operational medal for his five tours performing to British troops in Afghanistan.

WHY? ‘He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics’ Sunday Times

‘A Right laugh’ Guardian

‘Happily, he is very funny’ Telegraph

'Gently abrasive, but that's what makes him so entertaining' The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£14.50

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Jen Brister - Under Privilege

Jen has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes).

So what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any?

WHY? ★★★★ Chortle | ★★★★ Broadway Baby | ★★★★ Skinny | ★★★★ List

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£14 (£12 Supporters)

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

Martin Turner and his band return to the Courtyard Theatre in to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash. The band will perform another classic album in its entirety – 1971's Pilgrimage.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, in 1969

Five decades later, the music of the classic line-ups of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic and drummer Tim Brown.

The Spring 2020 Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin and his band performing 1971’s iconic Pilgrimage album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights.

WHY? The Wishbone Gold tour will mark the very first time Pilgrimage has been performed in its entirety on stage and this tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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Matt Richardson: Imposter

Following an acclaimed season at the Edinburgh Festival, the multi award-winning comedian takes to the road with a brand-new nationwide tour.

Fresh from appearances on ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, Celebrity Juice, Love Island: Aftersun and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, join the Red Bull Soapbox host for a trademark hour of ‘high wattage stand up’ (The Guardian).

‘High wattage charisma from a talented young comic whose star is on the rise’ The Guardian

‘Hilarious and Charming’ The Mirror

‘Sharp, Funny and Warm’ Heat Magazine

‘Hilarious… Richardson delivers the kind of crude which has you giggling into the palm of your hand… one of the top comedians at the fringe’ ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

Studio
£16

Presented by So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Blue Book Artist Management.

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The Vinyl Frontier: Keane's Hopes & Fears vs The Scissor Sisters' self-titled debut

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Two debut LPs from 2004 – the biggest selling LPs of that year – battle it out for your vote.

Will it be the wistful delicate charm of Tom Chaplin or the disco glam of Jake Shears that gets the nod?

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and in fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Mother's Day Singalong with Mairi Cowieson & Friends

An uplifting family concert by West End singer Mairi Cowieson.

Enjoy singing along to songs from stage and screen, including Mary Poppins, the Lion King and Frozen. Suitable for all ages.

The 11.30am show is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND

WHY? Come dressed up or grab something from our dressing up box!

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£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

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The Story of Walter and Herbert

The true story of friendship between world renowned town planner Walter Bor and his best friend, and world famous actor, Herbert Lom.

Their journey from Nazi occupied Prague is told by award winning comedian Joe Bor.

WHY? ‘Bor offers a gentle, humorous meditation on friendship, family and the Jewish experience in the 20th century’ Three Weeks

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Maidenhead Drama Festival

A week-long festival of one-act plays from local youth and adult groups, with comments each evening from a professional adjudicator and a host of trophies to be won.

WHY? Join us for the whole week and see if you agree with the final choices!

Courtyard Theatre
£10 (£9 conc)

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Marlon Soloman - Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale

Marlon's a Jew. This didn't bother him much until he discovered that some people he knew didn't believe the Holocaust happened.

From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, this is a darkly comic tale of one man's journey through the conspiracy underworld.

WHY? ‘Shrewd, funny and important’ The Guardian

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Scratch

The dance showcase returns for the 5th year, with a new model.

Three choreographers share new works and one returning headline artist presents a full length work. Curated by Charlie Dixon (4Motion Dance Theatre co and Charlie Dixon Dance).

WHY? A captivating evening of contemporary dance theatre that gives emerging artists a unique platform

Studio
£10 (£8 conc)

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Dom Joly

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV.

And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live.

Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger.

Why? The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club

Courtyard Theatre
£18

@domjoly
@nordenfarm

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Norden Farm Night Market

The Night Market returns by popular demand!

An atmospheric evening, perfect for browsing unique artisan stalls from local artists and craftspeople.

Featuring live acoustic sets from local musicians. The Café Bar is open all evening, serving craft ales, fine wines and a full food menu (5.30pm-7.45pm).

WHY? A unique and relaxed way to do some summer shopping!

Long Barn Free Entry

Click here to apply for a stall at the event.

  •   3 Apr FREE
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Tommy Fleming - Voice of Hope II

RM Promotions presents

For almost 30 years, Tommy Fleming has been honing his craft and entertaining the masses with his extraordinary talent. His worldwide success has made him a household name in many homes across the globe and his fan base is growing year on year. It’s not hard to see why, music is a universal language and one Tommy is undoubtedly fluent in.

The one comment that is repeated from Dublin to Darwin and beyond, is the incredible effect Tommy’s voice has as he turns each song into his own with his unique and powerful style - touching emotions in you that only music can reach. While Tommy’s music may be difficult to classify, fans use such words as 'deeply emotional, romantic and sincere' to describe the feelings it evokes. One reviewer described his music as falling into a genre of Symphonic Pop that still awaits a name. A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed that has a universal appeal to all ages and backgrounds.

Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of Danny Boy, Isle of Inisfree and Hard Times - all songs that you know and love but have never heard until you hear Tommy Fleming’s versions. He also covers songs from You Raise Me Up, Bridge over Troubled Waters and' From a Distance' along with many more contemporary numbers.

Such is his success, he has also toured with the great Elaine Paige and Kenny Rogers in recent years and recorded duets with Vince Gill, Christy Hennessy, Phil Coulter, Lucie Silvas, Cara Dillon, Eleanor Shanley, De Dannan and Mark Vincent to name but a few.

Courtyard Theatre
£26

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Echoes by Mi Flamenco

Original music by Uri Tal (virtuoso guitar) combines with the haunting sound of Sean O’Connell’s flute and the raw vocal power of singer Luis Vargas Monge.

Add the dance passion and sophisticated strength from Ester Tal and Tomas Arroquero and you have all the necessary ingredients to lose yourself in an immersive experience of flamenco sights and sounds.

WHY? Engaging imagery, emotive flamenco dance and soul-stirring music and voice

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£15 conc)

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Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth & I

The host of Channel 4’s Whose Line Is It Anyway, BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Clive Anderson Talks Back takes to the road.

His much anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show is guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.

WHY? ‘An assured and entertaining show’ ★★★★ The Times

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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Concertini with YolanDa Brown

The star of Cbeebies YolanDa’s Band Jam is a world renowned saxophonist and multi MOBO award winner.

Stay on afterwards for the chance to try the instruments courtesy of Dawkes Music. Suitable for ages 4+ years.

The 11.30am show is a Relaxed performance – ideal for families with babies and toddlers or children with SEND

WHY? Expect a fusion of reggae, jazz and soul

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

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Hansel and Gretel

An interactive treat for families, and anyone who would enjoy a relaxed, inclusive theatre experience.

Join Hansel and Gretel as they venture into the woods, trailing breadcrumbs and sharing their story as they go. The mischievous siblings are searching for the magical market at the heart of the forest – but if they’re not careful they’ll find more than just sweets waiting for them in the deep dark woods...

This inclusive version of Hansel & Gretel is a sensory story full of magic, gentle interaction and integrated signing.

WHY? With an enchanting woodland set, playful characters and poetic storytelling, it is a perfect first theatre experience for little ones

Age guidance: 3+ years

Run time 50 mins
Studio
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

Presented by Exeter Northcott Theatre and PaddleBoat Theatre.

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London Astrobeat Orchestra

A West African re-enactment of The Beatles’ last ever recorded studio album Abbey Road.

The London Astrobeat Orchestra are a funky, rhythmic, anthemic, percussive, and earth-shatteringly tight live band. They perform the treasured Beatles classics over a backbeat of Afro-Mandingue grooves embellished with intricate Malian Kora.

WHY? This is AfroBeatleMania!!!

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 Supporters)

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Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

He combines comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised.

WHY? From fog-filled, helium-propelled rocket bubbles, to tornado bubbles, the Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

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Robin Morgan - What a Man, What a Man...

Following a sell-out 2019 Edinburgh run, the ‘utterly hilarious’ (Broadway Baby) stand-up embarks on his second UK tour with his new show - What A Man, What A Man, What A Man, What A Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now).

Robin’s a father to his son and a son to his father. But what makes a good male role model?

As seen on Sky One, BBC Three, Comedy Central and BBC One’s Stand Up At BBC Wales.

Robin is a writer for BBC 2's The Mash Report and Radio 4's the News Quiz. He has been tour support for Ellie Taylor and Iain Stirling and warm-up for the Graham Norton Show.

WHY? ‘Well-written, hard-working stand up from a massively likeable performer who must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame’ Chortle

★★★★ Sunday Times | ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals | ★★★★ Broadway Baby

Studio
£12

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The Gingerbread Man

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea!

Join the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man and meet the bravest biscuit of all times! A mix of puppetry, live action, music and stunning staging!

WHY? Run, run, as fast as you can, you need to get tickets to catch this Gingerbread Man!

Suitable for ages 3+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

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Art Daze

Calling all budding artists and young creatives! Immerse yourself in three whole days of arts and crafts.

£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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Next Steps Dance Intensive

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days.

Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique in class, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Suitable for ages 8+ years. No audition necessary.

£100 (£90 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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The Grahams

The Americana duo are travelling troubadours with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors.

Alyssa and Doug Graham draw on American folk culture, experimenting further on their new record. Their music is inspired by journeys on rail, river and along Route 66. Doug's masterful resonator slide-work and harmonies fuel Alyssa's locomotive voice and driving guitar chords.

WHY? ‘Real emotive, powerful lyrics that make your hairs on your arms stick up’ Fatea Records

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Only Fools And Boycie

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

WHY? Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay

Courtyard Theatre
£19

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The Clark Tracey Quintet

Internationally renowned multi-award winning Clark Tracey has led his own ensembles for more than 30 years.

These have included Guy Barker, Zoe Rahman and Alec Dankworth along with many other now familiar names. Clark's latest group is Sean Payne (sax), James Copus (trumpet), Elliott Sanson (piano) and James Owston (bass). They are joined by Clark on drums.

WHY? The quintet has been tipped as Clark’s best line up for several years

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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100% Simon Brodkin

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning comedian unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself!

Fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Simon takes his debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin on a nationwide tour.

WHY? Listed as one of The Guardian’s Top Shows At The Fringe and The Evening Standard’s Best Comedy Shows at The Fringe

'A sublime piece of comedy' The List

'Sky-high gag rate' Metro

'Hilarious' The Scotsman

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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The Vinyl Frontier: Jeff's History of Electronic Pop Music in 12 tracks

Join host Jeff Lloyd for a sociable evening of music, trivia and chat.

Can Jeff really cover 60 years’ worth of electronic pop music in just a dozen tunes? Come and hear this fascinating musical journey through time and see whether you agree with his choices…!

WHY? Hear music in its finest form – on vinyl and in fabulous hi-fi!

Studio
£8

Vinyl Frontier's website

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Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

Pinnacle is a brand new hour of brutally honest, opinionated, no holds barred stand-up from DAVE’s Best Joke Of The Edinburgh Fringe Winner, Liverpool Comedian Of The Year Winner, and English Comedian Of The Year Finalist; Adam Rowe.

His online stand-up clips have amassed over 50 million views, he’s appeared on various TV shows and Adam was hand-picked as tour support for Jason Manford as well as huge American stars Andrew Schulz and Bill Burr.

At 27 years of age, Adam is supposed to be in the prime of his life, which is a truly terrifying thought. Is this really as good as it’s going to get? It’s all down hill from here? Not if he’s got anything to do with it.

Studio
£12

@adamrowecomedy
@nordenfarm

Adam Rowe's website

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Jack Tucker

Hailing from the historic New York City, Jack Tucker is the ultimate comedian's comedian.

He’s a well respected journeyman on the comedy circuit. Jack is a bonafide legend in the Upstate New York regional stand up comedy scene. He’s sold out all over the world – from New York to Manhattan to Brooklyn.

WHY? ‘A hugely entertaining spectacle’ ★★★★ Fest

Studio
£12

  •  23 Apr
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Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you!

Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travel on an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions. Allons-y!

'Laughter so hard the seating shook' ★★★★★ One4Review

'A must see' ★★★★★ Scottish Field

'The Doctor would approve' ★★★★ BroadwayBaby

'A talented cast, sharp improv skills and a slick live soundscape' Recommended by the British Comedy Guide

'A splendid, inventive contagiously funny show [...] I’ll go again!' Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers)

Courtyard Theatre
£13 (£11 conc)

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Danni Nicholls

Danni’s passionate delivery, guitar play, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter offer spell binding performances.

Having received consecutive AMA-UK award nominations (2017 UK Album of the Year for Mockingbird Lane, 2018 UK Artist of the Year), touring with legends Shakin' Stevens, Lucinda Williams, also The Secret Sisters, singer-songwriter Danni Nicholls has been enjoying an incredible ride.

Her third studio album The Melted Morning was released 2019.

'An incredibly well-crafted album' ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine

'A polished dark gem' Americana-UK

'I absolutely love the elegance and beauty of her music' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Studio
£12.50

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The Amy Winehouse Experience

Stars in Their Eye’s finalist and X Factor boot-camp contestant Emma Wright provides an authentic tribute to the enormous talent of Amy Winehouse.

Accompanied by a full backing band, they recreate the sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop.

WHY? Be taken on a journey through the emotional rollercoaster of Amy’s song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing throughout this full stage show

Courtyard Theatre
£19 (£17 conc)

The Amy Winehouse Experience Website

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Rob Newman: Philosophy Show - Work in Progress

Catch Rob Newman as he tries out new material for the next series of his BBC Radio 4 stand-up philosophy show Total Eclipse of Descartes.

WHY? ‘Hugely entertaining, gleefully jaunty and refreshingly intelligent… I loved it’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘He is one amazing comedian’ Time Out

‘Intellectually charged and adorably ambitious…a delightfully digestible dose of brain food’ The Times

Winner: Best Scripted Comedy – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019

Winner: Best Comedy with a live audience – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019.

Studio
£14

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Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.

At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.

Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on.

Recent TV includes Would I Lie to You, QI and Impossible, she’s a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz and The Now Show.

WHY? ‘A treat from start to finish’ The Herald

‘Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes… genuinely delightful‘ The Telegraph

Age Guidance 14+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

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