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A Bunch of Amateurs

Presented by Maidenhead Drama Guild.

Fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford - only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. The cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre. As acting worlds collide, Jefferson discovers some truths about himself - along with his inner Lear.

WHY? ‘Terrific comedy packed with killer comic dialogue... plenty of twists and turns’ ★★★★★ Whatsonstage

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£14 (£12 conc)

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Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

The first of three shows heading to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

Oldilocks finds a teddy bear in the park and remembers a delicious bowl of porridge she tasted years ago in the woods. Something else happened but she can’t quite remember what…

Join Oldilocks as she sets off for another adventure followed by a scruffy old pigeon. Will she find the bears' house?

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar…

Expect to be spellbound by lovingly crafted puppets, music and some steaming bowls of porridge!

The latest show from Garlick Theatre, who have perviously brought Eggs on Legs, Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Pig Tails to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

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The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales

The second of three shows heading to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

"You can’t catch me, You’re much too slow!
I like to run wherever I go"

Can YOU catch that slippery little biscuit, the Gingerbread Man? You’ll need a big bowl of porridge first to keep your energy up. Don’t worry if you haven’t had yours this morning, Granny Grinpickle’s Magic Porridge Pot has made enough for everyone!

These two tasty tales which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Bon Appetit!

From Theatre of Widdershins, the company who have previously brought Rumpelstiltskin & The Snail of Destiny, Rapunzel & the Tower of Doom and The Elves & The Shoemaker to Norden Farm.

Age guidance 3+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46
Earlybird Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £40 (before 31 Aug)

Livestream Ticket £15 per household

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. This is subject to change as we monitor government advice. Tickets can be purchased as unallocated and seats will be assigned before the event.

Online streaming tickets are also available for this event – so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

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