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Canary

Meet Agnes, Anne and Betty. They make bombs.

An air raid strikes sending them on a TNT-fuelled journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendship and anarchic dreams. A rare insight into life during the First World War from the unique perspective of Britain’s munitions workers.

WHY? A thrilling physical tragi-comedy commemorating the lives of the 'Canary Girls' and based on true stories

Suitable for ages 12+ years.

Presented by Fun in the Oven Theatre

Studio
£14

This tour is produced in association with Carole W Productions with the generous support of Arts Council England and Sunday for Sammy, and with the partnership of the Royal British Legion's #thankyou100 campaign.

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The Magic Porridge Pot and Other Tasty Tales

The second of three shows coming 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

Running time 50 mins.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

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.

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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Pinocchio

The third in a series of three shows coming to the Norden Farm stage for Christmas 2020.

The objects of a carpenter’s workshop bring to life the tale of the puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father. A one man show starring Steve Tiplady, as Geppetto.

Pinocchio is carved on stage, brushes become a fox and the shadow of two saws transforms into a giant shark. An element of improvisation makes each performance unique to its audience.

Puppetry, shadows, illusion and especially composed music combine to create a show with something for all ages; it’s inventive, visually and verbally witty with a big heart.

'Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre' Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

'Truly magical… captivating' The Scotsman

Age guidance 4+ years

Courtyard Theatre and Livestream

Run time 60 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

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.

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.


Photography credit: Adam Crosthwaite

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 1)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

After a long time apart, it’s time we rediscovered all the wonderful reasons we choose to come to Youth Theatre!

We’ll explore how we to tell stories by combining text and movement.

Drawing on the physical theatre styles of companies such as Frantic Assembly, we’ll play with the imaginative possibilities of using music and original text to devise short, original pieces to share at the end of term.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 16 Sept - 2 Dec (exc 28 Oct) (4 Nov - 2 Dec online only)
4.15pm - 5.45pm
£97 per 10 week term

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.

  •  25 Nov
  •   2 Dec
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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 2)

Led Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

After a long time apart, it’s time we rediscovered all the wonderful reasons we choose to come to Youth Theatre!

We’ll explore how we to tell stories by combining text and movement.

Drawing on the physical theatre styles of companies such as Frantic Assembly, we’ll play with the imaginative possibilities of using music and original text to devise short, original pieces to share at the end of term.

This class will be running online only between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 16 Sept - 25 Nov (exc 28 Oct) (4 Nov - 2 Dec online only)
6pm - 7.30pm
£97 per 10 week term

If you would like to join the term, please call or email our Box Office team on 01628 788997 / [email protected]

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.

  •  25 Nov
  •   2 Dec
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Oldilocks and the 3 Bears

The first of three shows coming 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… so she sets off for the forest.

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

A wonderfully funny and warmhearted celebration of the classic story, starring a naughty old lady who looks very familiar… and 3 funny bears who love their breakfast.

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

The latest show from Garlic Theatre, who have previously 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

Run time 50 minutes.

£13.50 | £11.50 under 16s
Family & Friends Ticket (4 people) £46

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.

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.

  •  26 Nov
  •  27 Nov
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Sonnets, in action, with actors

A group of actors come together to recite Shakespeare in a completely unique performance, all in the aid of charity.

In March 2020 theatres and film sets closed in the UK and around the world.
How did some actors, directors and academics pass the time? They met by Zoom every week for six months and threw themselves in to Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Hailing from Tel Aviv to Swansea, from Venice to Newcastle, the acting company includes Steffan Rhodri (Gavin and Stacey, Harry Potter), David Neilson (Roy Cropper from Coronation Street), Miles Jupp (The Thick Of It, Rev, Greed). Other actors have played at National Theatres from Ammanford to Tokyo, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the West End and Broadway. TV and film credits include everything from Z Cars to The Crown.

This show is part master class, part rehearsal, part sharing, part spoken word gig, part group therapy, and all audience participation. The actors share what they have learned about the sonnets during lockdown.

The only script is the sonnets and anything could happen. Professor Carol Chillington Rutter (Professor of Shakespeare and Performance Studies, University of Warwick) will be on hand with a complete works, a microphone and a bell, if things start getting out of hand. Expect a fun, unpretentious, accessible, cliche-busting, myth torpedoing introduction to playing Shakespeare. Come, listen, participate, heckle and leave everything you’ve learned about Shakespeare at the door.

WHY? An event in aid of Norden’s Ark Appeal and Harry’s Fund.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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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