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As You Like It

The Handlebards are the world’s first cycling theatre company.

They present an all female bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s classic play. Rosalind and Orlando have been forced into exile in the Forest of Arden. As lovers, they become entangled in a bizarre game of lust, love and mistaken identity.

WHY? Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 conc)

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The HandleBards website

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This Noisy Isle

A treasure-hunt show giving families an adventure through a strange, magical new world.

You've washed up on a new shore...

Can you navigate through this world where nothing is quite what it seems? The inhabitants of this island make strange noises and sprites hide around every corner. Where do you belong?

Discover your own magical powers in this truly interactive family experience. Join us for a mission which will lead you through puzzles, meeting mysterious characters and steering your team through the choppy seas to search for your new home. 

Come prepared for the elements as much of this adventure takes place outdoors!

Age guidance ages 7 - 11 years.

Created by Spun Glass Theatre in partnership with Creative Arts East, The Garage, Norwich and Arts Council England. 

'A brilliant, immersive, moving, almost promenade theatrical experience' Broadway Baby

Outdoors at Norden Farm
This event has staggered starts, book by selecting your preferred time to embark on your adventure.
£12 standard, £10 under 16s

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 1)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

Building on our devising skills from last term we will begin to develop our understanding of ensemble in performance. Using extracts from published texts we will use these as a starting point to create our own original Youth Theatre ensemble performance in the Spring.

This is an online term with two sessions taking place at Norden Farm on Thursday 27 May and a sharing on Wednesday 7 July.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 28 Apr - 7 Jul (exc 2 Jun)
4.15pm - 5.45pm
£97 per 10 week term

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 2)

Led Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

Building on our devising skills from last term we will begin to develop our understanding of ensemble in performance. Using extracts from published texts we will use these as a starting point to create our own original Youth Theatre ensemble performance in the Spring.

This is an online term with two sessions taking place at Norden Farm on Thursday 27 May and a sharing on Wednesday 7 July.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 28 Apr - 7 Jul (exc 2 Jun)
6pm - 7.30pm
£97 per 10 week term

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Flo & Joan - Before the Screaming Starts

Hot off completely selling out at the Edinburgh Festival, London's Soho Theatre, their Spring 2020 tour and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan have extended their tour and will once again be parading their dark and waggish songs about the place.

Age guidance 14+

'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

'If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan' Steve Bennett, Chortle

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream
£14

In line with current government guidelines, this event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

@FloandJoan
@nordenfarm

Flo & Joan's Website

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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 16+ years.

Courtyard Theatre
£16 (£14 conc)

@lucyportercomic
@nordenfarm

Lucy Porter's Website


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. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Omid Djalili: The Good Times Tour

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.

Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination.

He appeared in the smash hit Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 and HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Fiddler On The Roof.

'So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice' Michael Levin, Huffington Post

'A thin, high cheek-boned, flamboyant luvvie' The Guardian

Age guidance 16+ years

Courtyard Theatre
£25
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on the day of each event

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. Seat numbers are also subject to change.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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